Naperville Central High School is working to repair a water pipe that burst near the front entrance of the school Thursday afternoon. The water pipe burst near the front entrance of the school, causing students and staff to evacuate into snowing, 19-degree conditions.
According to school officials, the pipe burst at about 1 p.m. The fire alarm sounded, and students evacuated the building and were outside for about five minutes.
Severely cold weather caused the pipe to break, according to Central Times.
Naperville Central employees are working to repair the pipe and remove water from the main entrance area.
Students were able to follow the regular bell schedule and were only outside classrooms for a short time, officials said.
While the work is taking place, visitors may need to enter the building through door 8.