Education

May 15, 2014

Building problems at Butler High, Randolph Middle

A water pipe burst at Butler High School in Matthews, causing several ceiling tiles to fall. At Randolph Middle, a blown transformer knocked out electricity.

Classes went on Thursday at two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, despite some building-related problems.

A water pipe burst at Butler High School in Matthews, causing several ceiling tiles to fall in a classroom. At Randolph Middle, a blown transformer knocked out electricity to the school.

The ceiling problem at Butler High took place around 8:30 a.m. Several tiles fell, but no students or staff was injured, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

“As a safety precaution, classes in that area of the building were moved to another location,” said Yaviri Escalera, a CMS spokeswoman.

The Matthews Fire Department helped CMS with the cleanup.

Randolph Middle School, in southeast Charlotte, went into the dark around mid-morning. CMS officials said a blown transformer was the cause of the power outage.

Classes continued at the school as crews worked early Thursday afternoon to restore electricity.

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