A fire started in a science classroom at Kelly Middle School in Norwich early this morning. The sprinkler system went off and flooded two wings of the school.
Kelly Middle School in Norwich is closed on Monday after a fire in a science room activated sprinklers, causing some flooding.
The fire chief said a computer in the science room on the second floor caught fire overnight in the science room and the cleanup will take a day or two.
Two wings of the school were flooded when the sprinklers went off.
"The sprinklers did what they were supposed to do, but they went off on the whole wing, which was an upstairs wing, which then brought the water into the downstairs wing. So both wings are covered in water," Abby Dolliver, Superintendent Norwich schools, said.
Exams students were supposed to begin taking on Tuesday were soaked.
"Some of our tests did get wet. We have pulled them all out of the rooms, drying them out. We will work with the state to see about replacements," Dolliver said.
Computers, smart boards and other expensive equipment will have to be replaced.
"It's a setback in terms of clean up. It's only things. No one got hurt and we are thankful we can just clean up," Dolliver said.
The Norwich Board of Education is overseeing the cleanup and will determine when the tests will be administered.
Parents will be notified on Monday night whether school will be in session on Tuesday.