BREAKING: Plumbing issue forces early release at Windermere High

Principal Andrew Leftakis said the release process started at 12:45 p.m.

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Issues with plumbing Thursday, Aug. 20, at Windermere High School have forced the school to release students early.

According to Principal Andrew Leftakis, release procedures began at 12:45 p.m. All students received lunch before release, he said.

“All bus riders will have their normal routes available at that time to transport them home,” Leftakis said in a voice mail to families.

"This was the result of a lift station failure," said David Ocasio, assistant director of media relations for Orange County Public Schools. "Repairs were quickly made by OCPS maintenance staff, and the station is once again pumping." 

Leftakis said custodial and maintenance crews are  working to clean and disinfect all impacted areas.

Furthermore, all after-school activities have been canceled for the day.

Leftakis said he will update families later tonight, and school hours should be unaffected for tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 21.



Michael Eng

As a child, Editor and Publisher Michael Eng collected front pages of the Kansas City Star during Operation Desert Storm, so it was a foregone conclusion that he would pursue a career in journalism. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and three children, or playing drums around town. He’s also a sucker for dad jokes.

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