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With temperatures at negative 25 degrees, pipes at Neligh-Oakdale froze early Sunday morning, leaving uncertainty if there will be school on Monday.
Antelope County remains in a wind chill warning until 11 a.m. Sunday.
According to Superintendent Scott Gregory, at about 4:35 a.m., the fire system of Eastward went off due to a frozen sprinkler pipe in the outside walkway leading to the band room.
There were several people at the school when the issue occured due to a planned sleepover with the local Cub Scouts. Gregory said scouts were sent home with parents in attendance. Those without parents present, were relocated to the superintendent's home next to the school with scout leaders.
Gregory said the situation will be assessed and repaired by a contractor later Sunday morning.
"A determination regarding the school day tomorrow will be made later today or tonight and will be shared via media, as well as the school's 'all call' system," he said.
"A special thank you to Neligh Fire Department Chief Mike Mortensen, the dispatch staff at Antelope County Law Enforcement Center, as well as Neligh-Oakdale Public Schools maintenance employee Lloyd Meis, for their help in handling this situation," Gregory said.