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NH school damaged by burst pipe closed for week

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NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) - Classes are canceled for the rest of the week at one New Hampshire school after a frozen sprinkler pipe burst on the top floor, sending water through two floors into the basement.

Damage at Richards Elementary School in Newport is at least $200,000.

Walls and floors are being ripped up. Officials say at least four classrooms were heavily damaged by the water that leaked down through the ceilings Sunday. Damage also was done to the school library.

The school's fire alarm system also was damaged by the water.

School has been canceled since Monday.

Students from preschool to fourth-grade attend the school.

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