Ceiling Collapse Closes Timnath Elementary School
TIMNATH, Colo. (CBS4) – Timnath Elementary School students will return to class on Thursday after a ceiling collapse. Some of the rooms will be temporarily off limits.
The ceiling collapsed on the third floor in one room of the school building during the Thanksgiving holiday. A group of teachers discovered the collapse Monday, which was a teacher collaboration day for all K-8 schools in the Poudre Valley School District.
No children were inside the school when the ceiling collapsed. No one was hurt.
Poudre School District spokeswoman Danielle Clark said the circumstances of the collapse are unclear but that the classroom affected was in an older part of the building on the top floor. The rest of the school was closed as a safety precaution.
An engineer declared the building structurally sound after an inspection. Crews will clean up the damage before school resumes Thursday.
Eleven classrooms near the room where the collapse happened will remain closed to students. Classes in those rooms will be moved to another portion of the school.
Timnath is located southeast of Fort Collins.