A pipe break resulted in a day off for students at Daniel Boone High School Jan. 22.Superintendent David Robbins said the head custodian discovered the broken hot water return pipe on the second floor math wing at 11 p.m. which was the last time the building was checked.

Robbins said the district notified parents and guardians of the emergency computer system Connect-ED, which sends messages over the phone and through e-mail.

He said that the amount of water that filled the hallway was about an inch or an inch and a half.

The custodial and maintenance staff had all of the water cleaned up by 2 p.m. on Jan. 22, Robbins said.

The pipe break resulted in $2,000 worth of damage to monitors and keyboards, he said.

The superintendent said that the items will be replaced.

He said the district wants to replace some other pipes in the building and will have a contractor come in and give a cost estimate in the early summer.

Robbins said he was appreciative of everyone who helped with cleaning up the water.

"The custodians and maintenance staff did an excellent job with cleaning up the water," he said.

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