Tiffany Cramer (left) and Kim Coverstone grab sandbags to protect Columbia City High School against potential flooding Wednesday. Post & Mail photo / Brett Myers
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With heavy rain forecasted for Wednesday night, Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s graduation ceremony was in jeopardy.
However, the high school experienced no flooding.
Principal Jennifer Reiff, not wanting to move the commencement, made quick decisions earlier in the week to prevent a potential disaster.
Three years ago, the high schoolâ€™s commencement was moved to Indian Springs Middle School. Reiff did not want to see a repeat.
â€śIâ€™ll be darned if we have to do that again,â€ť she said.
With assistance from community corrections, her custodial department acquired sandbags.
â€śMy custodial staff is amazing, they are the ones that have gotten the sand bags, and they worked to get ahead,â€ť she said.
Beginning as early as Tuesday, the custodial crew worked Wednesday placing sandbags around the high school.
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