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Slippery Floors Cause 22 Falls in Massachusetts Schools; Superintendent Orders District-Wide Shut-Down

| by Courtney Nunes
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A Massachusetts school district canceled class after the hot weather made the newly-waxed floors too slippery.

Amherst-Pelham Regional School District announced on its website Thursday that all six schools had been shut down due to “weather-related building issues.”

“When the temperature goes up, the wax melts and it makes it slippery,” Amherst Regional High School Principal Mark Jackson told the Associated Press.

While the floors are usually waxed during the summer, Jackson suspects that the floors have since been re-waxed.

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“I’m no floor expert, but I think that all the floors were re-waxed in the month before the start of school,” Jackson said.

Jackson noted that there were 22 reported falls on Wednesday. He had not heard of any serious injuries, reports the Associated Press.

Amherst-Pelham Regional School District is composed of four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school, and serves children from four surrounding counties.

Superintendent Maria Geryk made the decision to close all schools in the district.

Source: The Daily Mail