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Gallery: Inside Lynden’s outdated 43-year-old high school

At Lynden High School, years of wear and tear are showing. Yellow power cords snake through classrooms, between aging tables and creaky chairs, to provide enough power for students’ laptops — an issue not considered when the school was built in 1980. Old plumbing and electrical systems are failing, requiring ongoing replacement of pipes, outlets and fixtures, according to the district. Security is an ongoing concern, with campus buildings having more than 70 points of entry. A new high school is projected to cost $129.7 million. A bond put to voters on Feb. 13 by the Lynden School District seems unlikely to break the needed 60% votes in favor, according to initial votes counted.