Pipe bursts sparking downpour inside MHS

On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 27, McNary High School suffered a small flood on the southeast corner of the school by the stairwell.

According to principal Erik Jerspersen, there was a water pipe that didn’t have a seal properly attached. The seal, which was connected to the fire sprinkler line, burst while a routine sprinkler test was being run, and water poured onto the floor. 

Fortunately, maintenance crews were right on the scene and because the water fell onto concrete flooring, the damage was minimal. The school only had to only replace a new seal and a small number of ceiling tiles.