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Rising flood waters force Greene Co. to close one school

(Photo source: Charles Breland) (Photo source: Charles Breland)
(Photo source: Charles Breland) (Photo source: Charles Breland)
(Photo source: Charles Breland) (Photo source: Charles Breland)
(Photo source: Charles Breland) (Photo source: Charles Breland)
GREENE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

More than 300 students in Greene County can’t get to school due to rising water. The Greene County School District has canceled classes at the McLain K–8 school for the week. As of Monday afternoon, water surrounded the school campus, but the school was still dry.

“Right now, the biggest issue is that the routes to school in McLain are impassible,” said Greene County School District Superintendent Charles Breland.

Sandbags have been placed around the school, but Breland expects flood waters to break through as early as Tuesday. 

All other Greene County schools are open, but the flooded roads in McLain are making it tough for 100 high school students. The district has set up a shuttle service to take student to the high school if they can get to the McLain Quick Stop on Highway 198.

Breland said he hopes the state will forgive the missed days since Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency. Breland said 215 students attend the McLain school. 

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