Sprinkler problem closes Dallas Elementary School

By James Peters
October 25, 2016 - 9:02am Updated: October 25, 2016 - 10:52am

KAMLOOPS — Classes are cancelled at Dallas Elementary School today after an overnight sprinkler issue caused several classrooms to get soaked.

The closure was ordered by Kamloops Fire Rescue.

Rob Schoen, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary told CFJC Today, "There was no fire, so there was definitely a malfunction with either the sprinkler system or with the alarm system. Subsequently, Kamloops Fire Rescue issued an order to us that the school is to be shut down until we get that rectified."

The Kamloops-Thompson School District's maintenance department is on site, and Schoen hopes the problem can be fixed by tomorrow.

"There is a team of maintenance people drying everything out, and cleaning up, mopping up. We have plumbers working on repressurizing the system. We have electricians working on figuring out what did actually go wrong with the alarm system. Once they figure it out it is checked by an outside third party to ensure it is running."

"The team is there, and they are all over it. We are absolutely confident that things are going to be up and running tomorrow."

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