MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A water main break inside of Columbia High School shut the building down today, giving students and faculty a day off from school.

Parents received telephone calls early Wednesday morning, notifiying them about the break and the school closure. Columbia High School Assistant Principal Terry Woolard also sent parents an email about the break and the school closure.

The email reads:

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"Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, a water main break in the building, we have to close Columbia High School today, 5/22/19. We will be calling and emailing throughout the day to keep you informed."

"It's such a goregous day so the kids are lucky they don't have to be in school," said parent Trenesa Danuser. "I have a senior with senioritis so it was like a gift to her."

When TAPinto SOMA called the school, it received the school's main answering system. A call to the principal's office bounced back to this answering system.

No additional information is available at this time.