Talihina school damaged in winter storm

Last weekend's icy storm caused moderate damage to the roof of the Talihina High School building, leaving a classroom ceiling caved in and unsafe conditions in two hallway restrooms. "I'd been out over the weekend looking around, checking for damage," said Talihina Superintendent Jason Lockhart, "but the issues on the roof weren't visible from the ground. It wasn't until we went inside on Tuesday to check the heating and light systems that we discovered that the ceiling had caved in." Lockhart attributes the damage to strain on rafters by ice, which broke and caused the ceiling tiles to sag and eventually fall to the classroom below. When asked, Lockhart stated that the school is unsure of how much repairs to the building will cost. The classes held in that room will be moved to a computer lab in the other building when school is resumed.