Kanawha County Schools

9:31 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Kanawha Student Expelled for Threatening School

  A Kanawha County student has been expelled for threatening to bring a gun to school.

Riverside High School Principal Valery Harper says the student has been turned over to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.

Harper says the threat was directed at the entire student body and not any individual student. She says the student made the threat in a conversation with other students, who notified school officials.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys with the sheriff's department says the incident is under investigation.

8:18 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Kanawha Co. School Employees Charged with Stealing

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Four workers have been charged with stealing food and supplies from a Kanawha County high school.

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4:18 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Parents Still Concerned About Water in Schools After Elk River Spill

After smells of licorice, reported symptoms of burning eyes and noses, as well as positive tests of MCHM in recent weeks, tensions remain high over the safety of children after the Jan. 9 spill. Mackenzie Mays of The Charleston Gazette reports that many parents of children in Kanawha County schools are wondering how long schools will provide bottled water and how effective the new "rapid response team" has been. These concerns were the highlight of the Kanawha County Board of Education's Wednesday night meeting.
  • Source: Wvgazette
  • | Via: The Charleston Gazette
Parents still concerned about water in schools CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County parents are wondering how the school system will handle ongoing concerns about water safety now that complaints at schools are being fielded by a new "response team" tasked with deciding when to evacuate students.
1:06 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Kanawha Schools to Close Three Daycare Facilities

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Kanawha County Schools plans to close three daycare facilities in March.

Executive director of elementary education Bob Calhoun attributes the closures to funding cuts. He says that the facilities have lost about $60,000 since the beginning of the school year.

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Water Concerns
12:22 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Grandview Elem. Closes Early Due to Odor in the Water

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Concerns over the water in West Virginia persist 39 days after a coal scrubbing chemical spill affected the water supply of some 300,000 residents across nine counties. One school in Kanawha Co. dismissed early  Monday.

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Water Concerns
5:00 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Kanawha Co. Schools Pulling Brand of Bottled Water from Circulation

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Test results show bottled water provided to Kanawha County Schools do not contain coliform after a health official discontinued its use Wednesday.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department ran tests for coliform, an indicator of bacteria, after complaints that the water had a musty smell and an issue with taste.

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Chemical Leak
10:13 am
Thu February 6, 2014

More Kanawha Co. School Closures Due to Water Concerns

Even more Kanawha County schools have canceled classes because of an odor resembling the chemical that spilled into a regional water system last month.
West Virginia Department of Education spokeswoman Liza Cordeiro says Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring directed J.E. Robins Elementary School in Charleston to close Thursday morning as a precautionary measure.

Updated on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 4:30:

Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring released the following statement:

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Chemical Leak
5:01 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Two W.Va. Schools Cancel Class After Chemical Odor

Riverside High School

Two West Virginia schools closed early because of an odor resembling the chemical that spilled into a regional water system last month.
     Riverside High and Midland Trail Elementary in Kanawha County closed Wednesday morning because of the licorice smell.
     The chemical wasn't detected in previous testing.

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Water Crisis
5:22 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Tests Show Presence of MCHM at Five W.Va. Schools

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Tests conducted more than two weeks after a chemical spill tainted the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians show the presence of the chemical remains in five schools.
     The state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Friday released the results of water samples taken at 83 schools in five counties.

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