School sends hundreds of students home in the middle of the day

A school had to send hundreds of children home because there was “no running water”. Alsager School in Stoke-on-Trent sent a message to parents yesterday afternoon (June 7) saying the school would close earlier than usual.

At lunchtime, the students of the Hassall Road school were sent home. The school said children are allowed to use their mobile phones to contact parents, Stoke-on-Trent Live reports.

A message from the headteacher said: “Unfortunately there is a problem in the area affecting the water supply and as a result we do not have running water in the school. Following a talk with United Utilities this will not be resolved soon so it is an emergency concerns and as a result we have to close the school with immediate effect.

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“All exams continue, but students from other grades are sent home. If your child is dependent on a bus, we are in talks with the bus companies, but they can stay in the cafeteria with a staff member present while they wait. We let students use their cell phones so they can contact you and you to arrange pick-up.”

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