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Published on January 28th, 2016 |

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N Atlanta High students get snow day without snow….or even water

Just about everyone has heard of snow days being built into the calendars of school systems in the north—days the students are off from school due to inclement weather.

But what is this? Some 2,000 North Atlanta High students had the day off from school Tuesday (Jan. 26) due to a lack of wet stuff—not snow, but water—on Monday.

North Atlanta High School cancelled school Tuesday while the Atlanta School District worked to repair a water main break that happened sometime on Sunday and left the students, faculty and staff without water all day Monday.

Bottles of water were brought in on Monday and students were given sack lunches. Students told WSB-TV the smell from the water main break was nauseating and unbearable.

Atlanta Public Schools released the following statement: “Our operations staff is making the necessary accommodations for the students and staff, including providing drinking water, bag lunches and adequate water for flushing to minimize disruptions to learning and instruction.”

Water service was restored to North Atlanta High School’s main classroom building, and classes resumed on schedule beginning Wednesday morning.

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    One Response to N Atlanta High students get snow day without snow….or even water

    1. Buckhead Betty says:

      #1 – I wonder why students were not dismissed on Monday when there was no running water. That’s a health hazard. Where is common sense?
      #2 – Is that a metal detector in your photo? Is our public high school really that rough that students walk through a metal detector? Good gosh, no wonder we can’t send our children there!!

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