DeKalb elementary school back open after broken valve shut off water

A DeKalb County elementary school evacuated after a broken valve forced officials to shut off its water is back open, a district spokeswoman said.

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Water was restored overnight Tuesday at Kittredge Magnet School on East Nancy Creek Drive.

“The problem has been fixed, and the school will be in session today,” spokeswoman Eileen Houston-Stewart said.

The campus was evacuated Tuesday, and students were taken by bus to Chamblee Middle School.

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Officials found that the reduced pressure zone valve was broken, and water was temporarily shut off to keep pollutants from getting into the school’s water system.

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