Vandals broke into Farmersville Junior High School on Tuesday night and lit a fire in one of the bathrooms, causing water pipes to burst.
Police Chief Michael Sullivan said firefighters contained the small blaze by about 6:20 a.m., but the hallway outside the bathroom flooded because of the damaged pipes.
“A significant amount of flooding occurred within the school due to water pipes being breached by the fire,” Sullivan said.
As a result, students at Farmersville Junior High will attend classes at three other schools until repairs are finished. Sixth graders will attend classes at Tatum Elementary School; parents should drop their students off at the regular time on the northeast side of the building by the gym.
Pickup will be in the bus lane at 3:30 p.m. District officials ask parents not show up until 3:25 p.m. as to not block the school buses.
Seventh graders will be housed at the intermediate school. Drop off is at regular time in the back of the building and pick up will be at 3:30 p.m. at the same place.
Eighth graders will attend classes at the high school. Drop off and pick up are at regular time.
No one has been arrested in the vandalism, nor have district officials announced a timeline for completion of the repairs. The Collin County Fire Marshal’s Office is helping investigate.