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Stucco panels, insulation and wires that fell when (Credit: Fred Kopf)

Stucco panels, insulation and wires that fell when a large area of drop ceiling collapsed lie in an area used for parking at Long Beach High School. (April 6, 2012)

Long Beach High School ceiling collapse

The main Long Beach High School building is safe after a drop ceiling over a parking area at the school collapsed, school officials said. They couldn't say, however, when classes might resume.

The stucco drop ceiling above a parking area
(Credit: Fred Kopf)

The stucco drop ceiling above a parking area at Long Beach High School collapsed Friday. The school was closed for a holiday break and no one was hurt. (April 7, 2012)

The ceiling gave way about 5:10 p.m. Friday,
(Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein)

The ceiling gave way about 5:10 p.m. Friday, dropping stucco panels, wires and insulation. Long Beach High School was built in 1971, and has being undergoing construction and renovation for months. (April 7, 2012)

Above the parking area where the collapse occurred
(Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein)

Above the parking area where the collapse occurred at Long Beach High School are classrooms. School officials said the three-story building is safe but couldn't say when classes might resume. (April 7, 2012)

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Pipes underneath the second floor are exposed after
(Credit: Newsday / Danielle Finkelstein)

Pipes underneath the second floor are exposed after the collapse of a drop ceiling at Long Beach High School. (April 7, 2012)

Stucco panels, insulation and wires that fell when
(Credit: Fred Kopf)

Stucco panels, insulation and wires that fell when a large area of drop ceiling collapsed lie in an area used for parking at Long Beach High School. (April 6, 2012)

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