A water main broke Sunday at North Atlanta High School leading to cancelled classes Tuesday. Staff photo.

After water main break, North Atlanta High classes to resume Wednesday

Water was restored to North Atlanta High School’s main classroom building Tuesday after a broken water main left nearly 2,000 North Atlanta High School students without water throughout the day Monday.

Classes will be back in session on a normal schedule Wednesday, Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green said.

Students and faculty could not flush the toilets after the water main broke Sunday on school property.

Tamia Bryant, a student at the school, told Channel 2 Action News the smell coming from the bathrooms at North Atlanta High was almost unbearable.

“It’s so nasty to the point where it makes you feel sick, and the smell makes you feel like you want to throw up,” Bryant said.

Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Latisha Gray on Monday told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that district operations staff provided sack lunches and water for flushing to minimize disruptions to learning and instruction. Four Atlanta Watershed Management trucks showed up with 5,000 bottles of water, according to Channel 2.

Willis Green said staff will continue providing added water as services are restored to the remainder of the campus.

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