More than 500 students get day off, flooded school

GLEASON, Tenn. (AP) - Some West Tennessee public school students have an unexpected day off from classes because of a water problem.

WCMT radio in Martin reported Weakley County School Director Randy Frazier got a call Monday night that water was running from the boiler room into a hallway at Gleason School. A dislodged pipe flooded three hallways, four classrooms and other parts of the building with a couple of inches of water.

The Gleason Public Works Department shut off water to the building and the cleanup began.

The pipe was being repaired Tuesday and Frazier said classes should back in session Wednesday.

Classes were scheduled to resume Tuesday after the holiday break. The school has more than 500 students in classes from pre-kindergarten through senior high school.


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