Barrington Middle School closed Thursday, residents to vote on new building

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Children who attend Barrington Middle School will have their third day in a row off.

School officials Wednesday said the closure was due to a leak discovered in the school’s roof. Officials now say there are leaks in several key areas that were caused by the March storm.

An email from Dr. Anderson, the school’s principal, detailed that leaks were found on the second floor, library, and boy’s locker room.

The faculty was requested to come in Thursday for a professional development day using the classrooms that were not impacted.

Officials have not said when repairs to the roof will be completed or how much it will cost.

Residents are scheduled to vote Thursday night on a referendum that will decide on building a new middle school altogether.