Storm floods part of St. Petersburg High School

- Students at St. Petersburg High School just got a lesson from Mother Nature: She usually has the upper hand.

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Colin poured through the roof on Tuesday and flooded the hallway near the chorus and student services rooms.

It was not the first time the 90-year-old school building has had this problem. The principal says frequently the roof leaks when it rains. But the problem was more severe this time because the amount of rain that Colin dumped on the Tampa Bay area.

Despite the distraction, school remained in session, and janitorial workers cleaned up the mess.

There were not nearly as many students there as normal. Several hundred stayed home , presumably because of the bad weather. Many of the kids live in areas that flooded, like Shore Acres and Snell Isle.

The students who were there took their finals. Students who were absent are going to be able to make up their exam tomorrow.

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