Columbus North classroom flooded after fire alarm

A fire alarm at Columbus North High School Wednesday morning was caused by a sprinkler.

Columbus firefighters responded to the school at approximately 11:24 a.m. Capt. Mike Wilson, department spokesman, says that firefighters arrived on the scene and learned that the alarm was caused by the sprinkler system activation in a second floor chemistry classroom. No fire was present.

Firefighters were able to stop the flow of water shortly after arrival. Wilson says that a significant amount of water was released inside the classroom before the water flow was stopped. The water flooded the classroom floor and hallway, and also flooded the classroom directly underneath.

No damage estimates are available at this time. Students remained outside the building for about an hour before classes resumed.