"It is very devastating," said Michelle Canter, the parent of 2 students.
Michelle Canter brought her kids to school to show them why they had the day off. Peering through the windows, they saw the beams piled on the floor of the school cafeteria.
"My husband and I were thanking the Lord this morning that no one was in the building," said Canter. "We feel fortunate for that."
No one has been inside since the damage was discovered. As the snow melts, the fire department says it's too dangerous for anyone to inspect the damage.
From a stream to a steady drip, other Hutch schools are mopping up too.
"The carpeting was soaked. There was a little bit of damage in terms of floor boards and furniture," said Brenda Maxey, CEO of the TECH Early Education Center. The heavy snow caused a leak in the roof there.
"We feel quite fortunate in comparison to some of the others around town," she said.
But there's still a lot of work to be done.
Central Christian is anxious to get started, but first they have to get inside.
The same aerial truck that was used to survey the damage at Central Christian was taken to other area schools just to make sure they were safe. As a result 4 schools were closed as a precaution. They will re-open Tuesday.
Central Christian and TECH Early Education Center will stay closed until at least Wednesday.