• Broken pipe shuts down Charlotte middle school Thursday


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A pipe that burst underneath Coulwood Middle School Wednesday afternoon has forced the school to close Thursday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said.

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    The pipes supply the HVAC system that heats the school.

    Officials said there will be no classes Thursday because there will be no heat.

    They said the decision was made with the safety of students and staff in mind.

    Crews worked overnight Wednesday into Thursday to make repairs, but the school said they were canceling classes for the day. 



    "CMS is alerting Families that Coulwood Middle School will be closed tomorrow due to heating issues. All other CMS schools will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow including South  Mecklenburg High which closed early on Wednesday due to a water main repair."

    A makeup day has not scheduled.

    Check back with wsoctv.com for more information.


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