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At about 12:05 p.m. on Apr. 24, a sprinkler system in the Forbes Annex was mistakenly activated, flooding three rooms and the surrounding hallway. 

The sprinkler was triggered during routine testing and remained on for about 15 minutes, according to lead custodian Marva Perdriel and custodian Vince VanDerTuyn, who were called to the scene for cleanup. 

When they arrived, “there was an inch of water on the ground,” Perdriel said. 

The situation has now been cleared, although the carpeting remains damp. 

The University’s Facilities Organization declined to comment on the situation.

Assistant Vice President for Communications Daniel Day said that he had not heard reports of the incident at the time he was contacted.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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