KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Students at Central High School reported seeing brown water coming out of the faucets. Students shared pictures and videos of the dirty water on social media last Friday.
A spokesperson for Knox County Schools said the brown water was caused by maintenance work on the school's hot water tank. A hole was discovered in the water tank during the repair and sediment seeped in. According to Knox County Schools, the valves were opened to clear the sediment from the lines and the hot water tank was flushed, repaired and refilled.
Amanda Reynolds, a mother of a junior at CHS, told Local 8 News she was upset because the school did not inform parents of the water situation until Sunday night. Reynolds said if parents were made aware, they could have provided their children with clean water for the day.
"I'm hopeful that the situation has been resolved," Reynolds said. "I am also hopeful that communication between the school and parents will be better in the future."