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The water leak occurred in a math teacher's classroom. This copper piping froze and cracked in two spots. The pipe distributes hot water for the school's heating network.

Latest high school leak washes up bad memories

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Last week the Journal's top headline read: "Pipe cracks, school floods."

Déjà vu, anyone?

Back in 2001-02 new school superintendent Boyd McLarty had to deal with a laundry list of construction flaws at the just-opened high school.


A front-page Journal photo from Oct. 4, 2001, shows a spectacular leak -- more like a cascade -- in progress. Just after 3 a.m. on a Saturday the joint of a hot-water line in a hallway ceiling burst.

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