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Water corrosion caused partial collapse of school's roof

July 25, 2019
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A structural engineer has determined that corrosion caused by leaking water led to part of a school's roof to collapse.

Two collapses occurred last month at Lee Middle and High School in Wyoming, which is part of the Godfrey-Lee district.

Classes weren't in session, and no one was hurt.

The section of the school where the collapses took pace was built nearly a century ago in the mid-1920s.

Superintendent Kevin Polston told reporters last week that it's a "serious issue," and it "would have been a catastrophe if the building was occupied" at the time of the collapse.

Repairs are scheduled to parts of the school before classes begin in August. The district is looking at demolishing the entire affected wing.

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