Frozen water pipe floods Hollis Brookline High auditorium over weekend; school open today

HOLLIS – With the cold spell that hit the region in recent days, Hollis Brookline High School suffered a frozen pipe in its auditorium on Saturday, causing some water to collect on the stage and on the carpet.

According to SAU 41 interim Superintendent John Moody, potential further damage was averted by the quick action by the school’s head maintenance person.

“On Saturday, John Gray was checking the building after a sprinkler alarm went off in the auditorium,” Moody said. The fire department responded, after which Gray cleaned up the “water on the stage and on the carpeting.”

“As a result, there was no closure (of the school), it was cleaned up, with the carpeting and the wood to be looked at (Monday), but it will not disrupt any programs,” he said.

Moody was abreast of the situation at the high school over the weekend, citing open lines of communication with the building’s assistant principal, Tim Grizone, along with interim assistant superintendent Cynthia Matte, who was in New York, by way of phone.

He also cited that the co-op board was kept informed of the issue, having e-mailed them Sunday to note that “we are set and that there would be no delays.”