Water Issues Knock Out A/C To Two Local Schools

Posted at 6:56 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 20:44:25-04

Two Metro Nashville Public Schools had to deal with water issues and no air conditioning on Tuesday and Wednesday after an issue with the water system nearby impacted the water pressure being sent out to the community. 

Both J.E. Moss Elementary School and Apollo Middle School had low water pressure, which made the toilets and air conditioning inoperable.

"There are people sweating in the school and there's no water," Emily Cruz, a student at J.E. Moss Elementary, said. 

Metro Schools brought in a water tank to get the toilets working inside of the schools, but the air conditioning was a different issue, with many students reporting that it was hotter inside the building than outside on an 83 degree day. 

Some students were able to get in contact with their parents and were picked up and taken home. 

One of those parents who picked up her daughter said the bathrooms were one of the biggest issues for her daughter. "My daughter told me yesterday that she had to use the bathroom that already had pee and poop sitting in it."

The mother continued to say that she did not believe the school should have held classes on Wednesday after confronting the issues on Tuesday. 

A representative from Metro Schools said they evaluated the situation and thought it was better to have school then to cancel it or send kids home.

At school, the children have supervision and are served lunch, whereas if they were sent home, their parents may have to go to work. 

Luckily, just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, crews were able to restore water to the schools, fixing a host of issues that many students hope they never have to experience again.

School is expected to continue on Thursday with no issues.