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Extensive Water Damage Closes Roxboro Elementary Thursday And Friday

A water pipe broke, and the district is still assessing the scope of the damage.

Updated 5:30 p.m. Thursday

is closed Thursday and Friday because of a major water problem at the school, said Angee Shaker, communications director for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.

Shaker said they hope to reopen Monday. 

"They're going to work all weekend long to get it up and running by Monday," Shaker said, explaining the damage is extensive. "Ceiling tiles have come down, the carpet is soaked and there are at least six classrooms that are damaged heavily."

Roxboro, built in 1919, has wood floors, Shaker said, so they're assessing whether the floor will need to be replaced. Technology systems were also damaged.

Richard Hollis May 10, 2012 at 09:56 PM
I think that the Communications Director needs a lesson in communications. What is wrong with they are assessing whether the floor will need TO BE replaced.. It is correct, by the way.
Michelle Simakis (Editor) May 10, 2012 at 10:18 PM
That was my bad — it wasn't a quote from Angee Shaker. Thanks for catching that!
marandalaw12 May 11, 2012 at 05:43 PM
These Water Main Breaks are Serious..People can get very,very ill.

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