Classes To Resume At Greenland High Thursday After Storm Damages Roof

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GREENLAND (KFSM) -- Greenland High School was closed Wednesday (April 27) due to flooding after storms damaged part of the roof over the cafeteria.

Greenland elementary and middle school had class as usual.

Water flooded into the high school building for several hours, according to Superintendent Larry Ben, who was notified of the damage around 1:30 a.m. by Police Chief Gary Ricker.

Ben said he and Assistant Superintendent Rick Gales came to the school to start getting out some of the water.

"I'm not just the superintendent from 8 to 5," he added. "I'm the superintendent around the clock, so the responsibilities don't go away."

Nicole Klaiss, a junior at Greenland High School came by the high school Wednesday morning to see the damage for herself.

"I didn't believe it," she said. "My last thought would have been the roof partially coming off the cafeteria."

Klaiss' friend, Katy Fillmore, also wanted to take a look at what happened.

"It's just something I want to document because it's almost a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially since I'm a senior," she said.

Gales said the district will have a roofer patch the hole over the cafeteria temporarily, so classes can resume Thursday.

About 300 students attend Greenland High School.