• CMS: Broken water pipe causes ceiling collapse at Butler H.S.


    MATTHEWS, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg School officials said that a ceiling had partially collapsed in a classroom at Butler High School Thursday morning.

    No students were hurt.

    Officials told Channel 9 that the collapse happened around 8:30 a.m. after a pipe in the ceiling broke and that water had entered the building.

    A school official said three or four tiles fell in the classroom.

    The Charlotte Fire Department responded to the school to help with the cleanup and CMS Building Services was on scene for repairs.

    According to CMS, all classes in that wing of the building have been relocated to another part of the school as a precaution and that about six classes were moved due to water in the hallway.

    A strong storm passed over the Charlotte area early Thursday morning, prompting a Tornado Warning for nearly 45 minutes.

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