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Frozen Pipe Leads to Flooding, Evacuation at Montco High School

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014  |  Updated 12:10 PM EDT
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Frozen Pipe Leads to Montco High School Evacuation

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Repair crews working on a ceiling inside Abington Senior High School after a pipe burst, prompting an evacuation of the school.

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A Montgomery County high school was forced to be evacuated after a frozen pipe burst and flooded part of the building.

The pipe, which serves the sprinkler system, burst around 8 a.m. on Wednesday in the cafeteria of Abington Senior High School at 900 Highland Avenue in Abington, Pa., the school district said.

Water from the broken pipe flooded the cafeteria and two nearby art classrooms, officials said.

School officials say they immediately evacuated all 1,725 students from the building, moving the them to Abington Junior High School located nearby.

Once the situation was brought under control, around 9:15a.m., officials say they moved the students back to the high school.

Cleanup is currently underway and school is back on schedule.

Abington High School was the second area school to have classes disrupted by frozen pipes on Wednesday.

Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa. told students to stay home after a sprinkler pipe broke inside their building.

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