St John's Middle School reopens after metal theft damage
A Worcestershire school has reopened after it was closed following a metal theft which caused almost £100,000 worth of flood damage.
About 600 pupils were sent home early in July after copper tanks and pipes were stolen from St John's CE Foundation Middle School in Bromsgrove.
Police said thieves had forced their way in by making a hole in the roof.
Head teacher Wendy Taylor said repair work had been carried out seven days a week over the summer break.
Three classrooms were flooded and some ceilings collapsed, while electrics and computer servers were also damaged.
An air conditioning unit was stolen, which in turn damaged the school's computer servers.
Ms Taylor said: "Our initial estimate was £50,000 worth of damage but we've had to have a lot of refurbishment done.
"The damage was more extensive than any of us expected, we had no water or electricity and the corridor and carpets in those classrooms had to be recarpeted."