On Saturday (7/23/22), three individuals entered the main high school building. Among other things, these individuals pulled the emergency shower in a science classroom. The shower proceeded to run for approximately 28 hours. During that time the running water seeped through the floor and walls down into the first floor classrooms damaging ceilings, walls and critical electrical equipment.
Two FGHS teachers were walking past the high school Sunday evening when they discovered the running water. They contacted school administration, who then located the running shower and turned it off. The authorities were called and the fire department began to clean up the initial damage.
Local disaster cleanup/restoration company SERVEPRO was called in to help with the cleanup.
Workers continue to make progress in preparing the classrooms for a multi-step drying process where all of the moisture will be removed.
Demolition of all damaged ceiling tiles and walls has been completed. Workers are now using an intense drying regimen to completely dry out the area. This is a critical step the the restoration process as it will ensure all moisture is removed from the area prior to construction.
With the drying of all areas of the affected classrooms complete, the process of reconstructing the classrooms has begun. Installing new drywall is first up.
Finished classrooms! A HUGE thank you to the many staff and outside contractors that put countless hours into restoring the science wing. Students are back learning in the classrooms!