Students complain about a leaking roof at Kingsbury High School - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Students complain about a leaking roof at Kingsbury High School

Some students are concerned about leaky ceilings and exposed wires. (Photo Source: Twitter) Some students are concerned about leaky ceilings and exposed wires. (Photo Source: Twitter)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Students at Kingsbury High School are complaining about a leaking roof, which is said to be creating a safety hazard for students and staff.
 
A letter was sent home to parents on Wednesday notifying them that “the roof is leaking in parts of the school, including some classrooms.”
 

According to students, the roof has been leaking for years.
 
"Most of the students are grossed out by it," said senior Sebastian Cantu, who tweeted a picture of one area on the ceiling where the tiles are discolored from the water damage.
 
"It stinks, it's terrible," agreed senior Breanna Edwards, who added that the seeping water can be found throughout the school, and in some areas, she says, there are trash cans catching the seeping water.
 
The letter was sent to parents from Principal Terry Ross. In the letter, he said, “While the district is working on a long-term plan to fix the roof and leaks, maintenance crews are focusing on patchwork right now.” 


He went on to say there is no indication of mold.
 
"I try to push my daughter to give me notes but I never got anything," said parent Catalina Salsado. 


Salsado says this letter is the first she has heard about a leaking roof; she is concerned for her daughter's heath.

"My daughter has asthma, and that is bad for the kids that have asthma," she added.

The notification letter also stated that parents can contact Principal Terry Ross if they have any questions and concerns.

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