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Long Beach High School ceiling collapse

Stucco panels, insulation and wires that fell when

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) Photo Credit: Fred Kopf

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
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Pipes underneath the second floor are exposed after
Photo 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
Photo 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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