Lora Young, a cook at Midland Trail Elementary School, showed a pitcher of water she collected from the kitchen faucets Monday. The "golden water" was a concern for some staff members, but Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring said the discoloration was the result of a water main break.
Riley Tinsley, a student at Midland Trail Elementary School, buckles her seatbelt as her mother, Amanda Legg, chats with a staff member. Students were released early Wednesday after several people reported feeling sick while the schools' water pipes were being flushed.
West Virginia Schools Superintendent Jim Phares spoke Wednesday from Riverside High School, where a student and teacher were transported to the hospital after a re-flushing of the school's water system. Students and staff at Riverside, as well as Midland Trail Elementary School, reported dizziness, headaches and nausea.