A water pipe broke overnight at Wausau Newman Catholic Middle/High School, forcing school leaders to cancel classes Friday. Teachers took on new roles -- helping mop up the water.
When teachers arrived in the building on Friday morning they found water in the first floor hallway, some classrooms and in the basement locker area.
Newman Catholic President Jan Klosinski says the decision was made immediately to cancel classes and begin cleaning up.
"We had teachers in the parking lot telling the kids that there would be no school. It was a spirit day at school so many teachers were dressed casually and they started cleaning up. We have machines to clean up the water and teachers moved things out of the classrooms that were damaged by the water," said Klosinski.
Classes started at the school on Wednesday so students will get an early start on the Labor Day holiday.
Klosinski says the district insurance company has been notified.
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