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UPDATE: Sprinkler malfunction closes Okolona schools

Okolona students did not go to school on Thursday due to a water leak at the elementary school.

Posted: Feb 7, 2019 7:25 AM
Updated: Feb 7, 2019 7:13 PM

OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) - The entire Okolona School District was closed Thursday due to a "major water leak," said Superintendent Dexter Green.

He was alerted Thursday morning of a sprinkler system malfunction at the elementary school.

Crews work to clean up water at Okolona Elementary School.

The water leaked throughout the building. He said the cafeteria is unusable because of this.

Why close the entire school district?

Green said he wanted the smaller elementary students to have any older siblings home with them.

Classes are expected to resume on Friday. 

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