Gibson Southern HS releases early Thurs.; boil advisory lifted

Water issues cause Gibson Southern HS to dismiss early

GIBSON CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Classes released early at Gibson Southern High School Thursday.

School officials tell us the high school released at 10:30 a.m. due to water issues.

We’re told a construction project, not related to the school, cut a water line. Officials say the Owensville Water Department told them it could be a while before they have proper water pressure so they went ahead and dismissed early.

“There was a farmer that was cleaning out a ditch and inadvertently cut a water line that runs to Gibson Southern," says Assitant Superintendent Tim Armstrong. "Gibson Southern is actually the end of the water line for the Owensville Water Department.”

The early dismissal was only for the high school.

The town of Owensville says a boil water advisory, previously issued for customers along CR 400 W AND CR 800 S, including Gibson Southern, was lifted on Sunday.

As for the school, officials tell us they plan for classes to be back in session on Friday.

“I think we’ll be able to have school at Gibson Southern, we’ll have to bring in bottled water and things like that," Armstrong explains. "How it’ll affect events, we’re still working that out.”

According to the Owensville Water Department, the boil advisory was lifted after tests showed the water quality was back to normal.

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