Deming Intermediate School.
Associate Superintendent Mary Lou Cameron said the pin-hole size leaks caused by aging equipment were repaired immediately by a licensed plumber.
She stressed that the students were safe at all times, and that students working in rooms with the equipment were relocated while repairs were made and rooms aired.
Cameron said numerous officials including Deming Fire Department Captain Raul Mercado, Deming Public Schools Safety Officer Benny Jasso, Director of Maintenance Benny Ornelas and licensed plumber Manny Marrufo inspected all Deming Intermediate School rooms and verified that the building was safe.
She added that the school district’s maintenance staff uses protocols that meet national standards, and they appreciate the close working relationship with the Deming Fire Department in keeping buildings safe for students.