|Published: 10:21 AM, 07/09/2013
||Last updated: 10:22 AM, 07/09/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
JEFFERSON CITY-A portion of Jefferson County High
School's roof collapsed around noon Sunday after heavy rains dropped several
more inches of precipitation on East Tennessee.
Approximately 5,000 square feet of the vocational
building's roof caved. The incident was reported by a passerby.
Upon their arrival, emergency responders also found more
than a foot of water still standing on another portion of the roof, along with
a debris-clogged drain, leading officials to suspect the weight of the water
led to the roof's collapse.
When contacted Monday morning, Anne Marie Potts, chairman
of the Jefferson County Board of Education, said, "We have a meeting
scheduled later today with school administration, our construction manager, the
fire marshall, and others. We're waiting on our insurance adjustor."
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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