The Fort Worth Independent School District will not install $19.3 million of fire sprinklers with proceeds from a 2007 bond package because the systems could pose a hazard to students and property.

Superintendent Melody Johnson said the district decided against putting the sprinklers in existing schools because the water lines would have to be installed along walls or else they would hang low, where they would be accessible to students. Some lines also would be vulnerable to freezing, she said.

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