Sewage issue sends students at 2 Charleston County schools home

Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 10:29 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2021 at 12:21 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Some Charleston County students have been sent home Monday because of an off-campus sewage problem.

Charleston County School District spokesman Andy Pruitt said the problem is affecting water on the Bonds-Wilson Campus, which includes Academic Magnet High School and the Charleston County School of the Arts.

Pruitt said the problem did not require water to be shut off completely, but out of safety concerns, school leaders were not allowing students to use the water at the schools.

Pruitt said the students will continue the instructional day from home while crews work to correct the sewage issue.

It is not yet clear how long repairs will take or when water service is expected to be restored on campus. But Pruitt said parents would be notified later on Monday about plans for Tuesday.

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