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Multiple classrooms subject to water damage

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Multiple classrooms subject to water damage

Trash cans and paper towels on window sill to prevent classroom 153 from further flooding. November 15, 2018, Photo by Turner Demers

Trash cans and paper towels on window sill to prevent classroom 153 from further flooding. November 15, 2018, Photo by Turner Demers

Trash cans and paper towels on window sill to prevent classroom 153 from further flooding. November 15, 2018, Photo by Turner Demers

Trash cans and paper towels on window sill to prevent classroom 153 from further flooding. November 15, 2018, Photo by Turner Demers

Turner Demers, Staff Writer

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After multiple days of rainy weather, water damage in the social studies hallway continues to distract students and teachers.

On a few occasions, classes have been disrupted due to an effort to patch the damages. Social studies classes have experienced disruptions during instruction time, due to water leaking into the classrooms through the ceiling and windows.

“I could not focus at all. When the vacuum came in, it was hard to hear the video,” said freshman Gideon Moreno.

Teacher Ashley Fitzpatrick called the custodial staff into her classroom in order to vacuum and mop the water out of the classroom. As custodians and teachers filed in and out of the classroom, there was little time for instruction.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this is in violation of the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. This clause states employees must be provided with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause physical harm.

“For anyone with mold allergies and or asthma it is a concern especially if it is over time, so these damaged materials definitely need to be removed,” said Fitzpatrick, from water damaged classroom 153.

The molded materials have yet to be replaced and a certain date for replacement is yet to be determined.

“Certainly it’s a distraction, so I’m hoping they’ll address it soon,” said Fitzpatrick.

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