Sewage leak forces local high school to dismiss early

NEW CARLISLE, Ind. -- A Michiana high school was forced to dismiss early Thursday after sewage leaked into the school.

According to New Prairie Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul White, construction crews were excavating in the area of New Prairie High School as part of ongoing renovations to the school when they accidentally came into contact with some sewage infrastructure. 

The contact with the infrastructure caused the sewage to back up and leak into the school, according to Dr. White.

Dr. White says school officials decided to dismiss students at 12:00 p.m. CST, a few hours earlier than normal dismissal time.

Dr. White believes the school will reopen tomorrow.

A student who wishes to remain anonymous says the smell was "terrible". 

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