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Heat expected shortly at Kendrick High after water line break

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Repairs are complete at Kendrick High School in Columbus after a frozen pipe reportedly caused an overflow in a boiler room. Full heating service was expected to be restored shortly.

A main water line that feeds the boiler room rusted out causing a loss of pressure and water, Muscogee County School Communications Director Valerie Fuller says. In order to make repairs, the water had to be turned off and heating service was affected. While full water service has been restored, full heating service could not be turned on until an outside electrical company inspected the system.

Students were taken to East Columbus and Georgetown schools while work was being completed. Approximately 250 students that remain in the custody of the school system are moving back to Kendrick. Some parents came to pickup their children this morning. Kendrick has approximately 825 students enrolled.

"The relocation process worked smoothly and we commend students and staff for moving quickly to be sure all were safe and in place at the two alternate locations this morning," Fuller says in an e-mail to News 3.

In that same e-mail, the indoor temperature at Kendrick is described as "adequate." The heat had not yet been turned on.

Students are expected to resume normal classroom activities this afternoon. The school will be serving lunch.


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