According to Earl Warren, Technology Director for the Hancock County Board of Education, students in Hancock County students will return to school Thursday, after missing two days because of the city of Sparta's Boil Water Advisory.
Speaking on behalf of Superintendent Gwendolyn Jefferson Reaves, Warren says eight samples of water were submitted to the state for testing after last week's freezing weather caused low water pressure in some areas. Warren said one sample "tested positive," but he could not say what was found in the water. 13WMAZ has not been able to reach officials with Sparta public works for more details.
Students at Hancock County schools will resume a regular schedule Thursday, but the system is not permitting anyone to drink public water. Warren said the system will serve sack lunches and bottled water. He told 13WMAZ there have been no reports of any illness.