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Teachers walk out of Anacostia High School to protest lack of running water, restrooms

Teachers walk out of Anacostia High School to protest lack of running water, restrooms. (ABC7)

More than 60 teachers and school staff members walked out of Anacostia High School Wednesday morning as a one-hour protest because the school had been without running water and working restrooms since 4 p.m. Tuesday. Some students joined in the walkout.

John Gonzalez reported on ABC7 News at noon that the water was back on and toilets were working.

Before the water problem was repaired, employees told ABC7 that they were instructed to go to a middle school three blocks away if they need to use a restroom.

School officials say a pipe burst Tuesday.

DC Police responded to the school.

DC Public Schools later issued a statement on the matter.


On Tuesday evening, the water at Anacostia High School went out. Repair staff worked throughout the evening and night to identify the issue and make necessary repairs. By 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, bathrooms began reopening. Repairs continued throughout the morning, and by 10:15 a.m., all repairs were completed. The Department of General Services is assessing all DCPS facilities system-wide to proactively address any similar issues.
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