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Water main break at Mosinee school leads to early holiday break

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MOSINEE, WI (WTAQ) - Almost five dozen students at a Lutheran high school in central Wisconsin are getting an early holiday break.

A broken water main caused heavy damage on Saturday night at the Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School in Mosinee – and classes will be off until at least next Monday.

Police responded to an alarm at the school, and found several inches of standing water inside. Ceilings were collapsed, and wires were hanging.

Volunteers have been asked to remove computers, desks, band equipment, and book shelves Monday, when an insurance adjuster is due in. Electrical and plumbing repairs were expected to begin immediately, along with restoration work due to damaged dry-wall, ceiling tiles, and carpeting.

It’s not known what caused the water line to break – or how much the cleanup will cost.

School officials say they may also have to rework the student schedule for the rest of the term.

Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School opened 8 years ago. It has students from throughout central Wisconsin. 

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