Students at Cahokia High School on Tuesday were sent home because of a water main break, school district personnel said.
The water main break was discovered in front of the school Tuesday morning before classes started.
Because the toilets weren’t working, the district decided to send students home for the day, said Superintendent Art Ryan.
The district decided to cancel classes at the high school Tuesday after Commonfields of Cahokia workers said they needed four to five hours to fix the break, Ryan said.
He said expected to have a 48-hour boil order at the school, which students and staff should be able to work around, by bringing bottles of water.
The school did not have any home athletic events scheduled for Tuesday.
The roughly 1,000 students at Cahokia High School won’t have to makeup the day at the end of the year, Ryan said.
No other schools in Cahokia Unit School District 187 are affected by the water main break.