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Videos show leaky ceilings, damaged walls at Hopkinsville High School

Posted at 9:12 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 10:17:48-05

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WTVF) — Videos showing leaking ceilings and damaged walls at Hopkinsville High School have some parents furious.

Beth Synder has a daughter that is a senior at Hopkinsville high. When Synder saw the photos, she says she was appalled.

“The thing that bothers me the most is they want kids to take pride in being a tiger and it’s hard to take pride when your schools look like that,” she said.

Anjelica Hickman graduated from the high school last year and has a sister that currently goes to the school. She says these conditions are nothing new.

“The chairs were getting moved out and the kids were getting moved out because it was stuff dripping. No one wanted to eat in the cafeteria because it was dripping,” she said.

NewsChannel 5 went to Christian County Public Schools to get some answers.

Chief Operating Officer Brad Hawkins said he is aware of the roof leaking and said the school has moved students to different classrooms as they work to resolve it.

But Hawkins doesn't think the building is as bad as some of the complaints

Hawkins says the goal would be to have new academic buildings for both Hopkinsville and Christian County High School.

A new roofing project is set to start in a few months at Hopkinsville High School to help stop some of the leaks.