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Weirton City schools official addresses water concerns

Updated: Wednesday, April 16 2014, 05:43 PM EDT
WEIRTON, W.Va. - A water boil issued in the area of three Hancock County Schools -- Weir High, Weirton Middle, and Weirton Heights - raised some parental fears for kids attending those schools this week, but officials said it wasn't a major issue.
There was a water outage Tuesday, followed by a precautionary boil order that expired just after school let out Wednesday.
Concerned parents heard rumors that kids weren't able to flush toilets and weren't able to wash their hands.
When Hancock County Schools Superintendent Sue Smith was contacted, she said those reports were false and the students had bottled water and hand sanitizer to use.
"There was no problem with our restrooms for the flushing, it was fine," Smith said. "We wanted to make sure that we had bottled water so that none of our students had to use that water. So that's why we had bottled water and those hand sanitizers."
Smith said all of the water fountains were shut off so the students would not drink the water.  

Weirton City schools official addresses water concerns

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