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Schools evacuated after water main break


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two southeast DeKalb County schools were evacuated Monday after a water main break left them dry. 

Arabia Mountain High School and Murphey Candler Elementary School were evacuated around 11:00 am Monday.  DeKalb County Schools spokesperson Quinn Hudson said the estimated repair time was three to four hours. Water was shut off for that repair. 

The schools turned to their emergency plans and are transporting students to assigned locations: Arabia Mountain 9th and 10th graders go to Lithonia High School, 11th and 12th grades go to Miller Grove High School; Murphey Candler Elementary Students go to Salem Middle School. Students were transported back to their respective schools for dismissal. 

At 4:45, Hudson said the water main repair was complete and classes would be back to normal tomorrow. 

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