PARIS, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — A fire suppression line broke at Paris High School on Christmas Day, causing major damage throughout the building.

According to a press release from Jeremy Larson, Superintendent of Paris Union School District No. 95, precautions were taken to prevent any issues with plumbing during the winter months, including regular walk-throughs of the building during winter break, and regulating the temperature of the building. 

The line broke and caused some flooding and significant damage to the electrical systems, floorboards, and other cables.

The school is currently working with multiple professionals in town to begin the needed repairs and will still open on Jan, 4 as planned. However, all athletic events will be rescheduled to different locations while the gymnasium floor is being repaired. Paris High School thanks the community for their help in handling the situation during the holiday.

Any updates will be added as the story develops.