It is about 25 feet wide and 12 feet deep and is located on the northeast corner of the high school campus, in the grass off of 20th Street. School leaders say no one saw it actually occur, but believe it happened sometime in the night. For now, the hole is blocked off for safety reasons. 

“It could possibly be a mine feature and possibly be a sink hole that’s opened up,” explained JHS official David Pettit. “And once we determine what the actual cause of the of the hole is because they’ll take two separate approaches for us to repair.”

An engineering firm is looking into what caused the sinkhole to develop a plan to fix the site.