National Guard Staff Sgt. Anthony Pauley collects a water sample Thursday at J.E. Robins.
Students at Overbrook Elementary School are dismissed early Thursday over concerns about water safety. It was the second day in a row that some schools did so.
Mason Jones, 7, heads home Thursday with his father, Scott, and his brother, Skylar, 9. The brothers and their classmates were dismissed early from J.E. Robins Elementary School because the school's water smelled of the now- familiar black-licorice odor associated with Crude MCHM, the chemic-- and the region's drinking-water supply -- on Jan 9. Two other schools also dismissed early Thursday, as did two on Wednesday, and they remained closed Thursday.