Broken pipe closes school a second day


A broken water pipe closed Lake Clifton/Eastern Senior High School for the second straight day today as city crews worked to repair the rupture.

Doug Neilson, a spokesman for the city schools, said the break occurred sometime Sunday night and has left the East Baltimore school without any water.

The broken pipe is almost directly in front of the sprawling school, which has an enrollment of more than 1,500 students in Clifton Park. The nearby Laurence G. Paquin School has not been affected by the break.

"We should be back in business tomorrow. At least we're hoping to," Neilson said of Lake Clifton/Eastern.

He said faculty and staff at Lake Clifton/Eastern have been asked to report to the Professional Development Center on North Bend Road while the school is closed.

Oscar Jobe, principal of Lake Clifton/Eastern, and other school officials are considering possibilities to make up the two days that have been lost so far because of the break, Neilson said. City schools are required to be open 180 days a year.

Neilson said one possibility is cutting short the upcoming spring break.

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