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Randolph Co. schools without water ahead of planned early dismissal

Officials in the Randolph County School system confirmed that the middle and high schools are without water Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB) Officials in the Randolph County School system confirmed that the middle and high schools are without water Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB)
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Officials in the Randolph County School system confirmed that the middle and high schools are without water Wednesday morning.

The schools were already scheduled for a half day for parent/teacher conferences, however the water did stop working this morning.

The maintenance director for the schools said they believe the issue stems from the well that supplies the schools was struck by lightning two weeks ago.

Crews are working to fix the issue.

School officials will reach out to WALB if adjustments need to be made to the school day Thursday.

The Superintendent of Randolph County Schools, Dr. Marvin Howard, released this statement:

This morning, we discovered that our well had failed again. About a month ago, lightening struck our pump. We called and had it repaired and was told that the problem was solved.

Today, our schedule was altered in order to accommodate our students. Our students were standing at their different bus stops when this news broke. We knew that In the mist of this happening, most parents had already gone to work. As a result of half day already on the schedule , we made the decision to protect our students by continuing with the schedule.

For Thursday and Friday, all students will be accommodated at the elementary school. All staff and students from the middle and high school will report to the elementary school.

I am asking all parents to please be patient and allow us to do what's best for all students while trying to fix this problem. Our main objective for each student is safety first and then to make sure that they are getting a good education in a positive environment.

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