Michigan Schools Shut Off Drinking Water

Earlier this afternoon, Detroit Public Schools announced that all drinking water has been turned off, as preliminary lab testing results indicate high lead and copper levels.  Students will drink bottled water until the problem is resolved. 

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti of the Detroit Public Schools Community District, initiated water testing of all 106 school buildings in the spring to ensure the safety of students and employees.

While the results are alarming, the school district is taking the necessary actions to prevent further children being put at risk for lead poisoning. 

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