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Hamilton Students Relocated after Water Main Bursts

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Hamilton School District officials said middle school students will have to do some rearranging for the next few weeks, while they repair $50,000 worth of damage from a burst water main.

Superintendent Tom Korst said the pipe burst on Tuesday night, flooding the boiler room with about four feet of water.

Korst said three boilers and a hot water heater were submerged overnight.

"After the water was pumped out, we had those appliances evaluated, and they're determined irreparable-- we're going to have to replace all four appliances," Korst said.

Korst said middle school classes resume tomorrow, but 6th graders will have classes at the Westview School building near the main campus. 

He said 7th and 8th grade classes moved to a different section of the middle school, and the alternative learning center has moved to the high school.

School officials hope to have the boilers and heater replaced and up and running by the first week of January.

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