Somerville Winter Hill School Closed After Concrete Falls On Stairwell

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Somerville's Winter Hill Community Innovation School is closed on Friday as the administration checks out structural issues with the building.

A letter home to parents from Interim Superintendent Dr. Jeff Curley said a "small section" of concrete fell on a stairwell at the school this week. The district did not say exactly when it happened, but did say the chunk fell outside school hours when the school was empty.

The school was closed on Friday before a canvass by city workers in "the next several days." City workers made immediate repairs after they found the concrete. The district and the Somerville Mayor's Office said it may be necessary to relocate kids from the K-8 Innovation School to other buildings.

"Canceling classes and closing a school are always our last choice, however in the interest of safety," the letter said.

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