A BROKEN LAWN SPRINKLING PIPE -- OUTSIDE A SANDY MIDDLE SCHOOL -- HAS FLOODED AN AUDITORIUM... SOAKED SEVERAL CLASSROOMS... AND CAUSED AN ESTIMATED HALF-MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

CANYON'S SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY, THE UTAH DIVISION OF RISK MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO INSPECT DAMAGE, AT EASTMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL... AFTER SEVERAL INCHES OF WATER FLOWED INTO IT.

THE LEAK ALSO FORCED CREWS TO CUT ELECTRICITY TO THE BUILDING, AFTER WATER SEEPED INTO BOILER ROOM TRANSFORMERS.

DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY THEIR INSURANCE WILL COVER THE REPAIR COST.

THEY ARE OPTIMISTIC THE SCHOOL WILL BE READY FOR STUDENTS -- ON THEIR SCHEDULED FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL -- AUGUST 20.