Sprinkler Malfunction Closes Sippican

A sprinkler malfunction resulted in water damage throughout the Sippican Elementary School on Tuesday night, prompting Old Rochester Regional Superintendent of Schools Mike Nelson and Sippican Principal Marla Sirois to cancel classes on Wednesday, May 24, according to a press release issued at 10:33 pm.

            Initial reports of the broken sprinkler came in at approximately 8:12 pm, to which the Marion Fire Department responded and shut down the second-floor sprinkler. There was no fire in the school building nor were there injuries, but extensive water damage was found in first and second-floor classrooms.

            “We are grateful to first responders and town officials for all of their assistance,” said Nelson. “The quick actions of the Marion Fire Department prevented even more damage from taking place.”

            The ORR School District stated it would provide updates and guidance with a plan to email any further schedule changes.

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