Speech to Text for Sprinkler system malfunction closes Okolona schools
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things got a little wet today in okolona... but not because of the weather.... the okolona school district closed today due to a malfunction with the sprinkler system in the elementary school. wtva's wayne hereford his standing by live in okolona outside the school with more. thankyou. i spoke by phone to okolona superintendent dexter green he says that the sprinkler system malfuncitoned in the elementary school this morning. i spoke by phone to okolona superintendent dexter green he says that the sprinkler system malfuncitoned in the elementary school this morning. he says he got the call around 6:50 a.m. he then notified his maintenance department and closed out the school. he says the water started leaking on the second floor down to the second floor. the superintendent also says that the the school cafeteria is unusable right now because of the leak. standup.."according to one of the workers that i spoke with, this is the room where the sprinkler malfunctioned as you can see from the top, it still looks bad." "this is a classroom on the first floor and as you can see, there has been an extensive amount of damage here there's tiles from the ceiling , there's also a very strong odor inside this room." the good news is the schools, all of them, will be back open tomorrow. which is good news to local parents. take sot "we came to school this morning, they sent them back home.they said they had a water leak in the school. so they sent the kids back home today. i was hoping they stayed at school today. i hope they get everything fixed up so they can go back to school." green says that he sent all of the kids home so that the smaller elementary kids would have their older brothers and sisters at home with them. he says he has contacted the school's insurance carrier and expects an adjuster to come out and estimate the damage. reporting live from okolona i'm wayne hereford wtva nine news. stinger