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Jefferson City High School dismisses early due to water line break

Jefferson City High School dismisses early due to water line break

November 8th, 2018 in Local News

Jefferson City Public Schools (JCPS)

Another water pipe break in Jefferson City caused the public high school on Thursday to dismiss its students unexpectedly.

Jefferson City Public Schools announced Thursday afternoon on Twitter that a water line break "within a non-occupied lower level" of Jefferson City High School meant the building's water had to be shut off, and that prompted the dismissal of students at 1:30 p.m.

JCPS said that students, staff and parents had been alerted, and that buses would be "arriving shortly" to transport students home via their normal routes. Students who normally ride to Simonsen 9th Grade Center and catch a transfer bus there would instead board their typical bus at JCHS and be transported home. Car riders were able to leave upon dismissal.

All afternoon and evening activities at JCHS have been cancelled.

The district said the pipe break was not a safety concern for students "and there is no impact to any other JCPS buildings or bus routes."

Two water main breaks on Southwest Boulevard Tuesday night into Wednesday caused a loss of pressure that closed Helias Catholic High School and some local daycare and health facilities on Wednesday, and prompted a precautionary boil water advisory that had students at Helias and other schools Wednesday or today drinking bottled water or water brought from home. That boil advisory was lifted Thursday afternoon.