A thief made away with 50 feet of one-inch copper piping from Webster's Corners Elementary, which caused a flood and shut down the school on Wednesday.
The break-in took place the night before, with the thief making his or her way into the school's crawlspace by cutting off a lock to a exterior hatch.
When the flooding began, the school was shut down for the rest of the day.
A maintenance crew was sent to the school and they noticed that the section of the school's water line was missing.
The crew was able to repair it so that school reopened on Thursday.
On Monday, the school was still being dried out. The maintenance director Rick Delorme said they want to make sure it's "bone dry" so the humidity doesn't cause any further damage to the school, for example, the gym floor, or to any equipment.
Delorme said he's doesn't know yet how much it will cost to repair but estimated it would be more than the school district's $10,000 insurance deductible.
Pochop said the school district has a plan in place to prevent a similar break-in from occurring.
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