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Most students at flooded high school worked to remove items from classrooms

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MOSINEE, WI (WTAQ) - Students at a Lutheran high school in Mosinee could have stayed home Monday.

But instead, almost 50 of the 60 students at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran showed up to remove items from classrooms damaged by a broken water line during the weekend.

Administrator Dave Beringer said books, shelves, desks, and other items had to be cleared out of the damaged classrooms – and thanks to the student volunteers, the job was all done by noon.

Computer towers were among the items that cannot be salvaged, along with a number of textbooks and teaching materials. Ceilings fell in, and walks and carpets were soaked by the spilled water.

Several inches of water were standing – and cleaners have been working to remove as much of it as possible. Beringer says an insurance adjuster has inspected the damage, and some of it will not be covered.

Wisconsin Valley Lutheran is taking donations for things like teaching materials. The cost of the cleanup is not certain yet. And officials are still not sure why the water line broke. 

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