Flooding cancels classes at Millington Central HS - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Flooding cancels classes at Millington Central HS

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MILLINGTON, TN (WMC) -

Flooding on the Millington Central High School campus Tuesday gave students a free day after classes were delayed and then cancelled.

More than two inches of rain fell in Millington Monday evening. Tuesday morning around 6 teachers on the first floor at Millington Central High walked into classrooms filled with water. 

WMC Action News 5 captured cell phone video of flood water being dumped outside from the school hallways. Administrators would not allow our cameras inside to show any damages. 

Municipal school leaders blamed a clogged drainage system for the flooding and announced a two hour delay. Then around 8 a. m., administrators decided to cancel classes for the day. 

The last minute decision came as many students were already getting dropped off at school, others were waiting for the bus. 

"I was about to walk out to the bus stop, and my friend called me and said 'We don't have school today,'" junior Haley Bridges said. "I was like, 'What?'" 

The overnight flooding comes after a 2009 community battle to have the previous main building at the high school torn down because of frequent flooding and molding.

The old building was demolished and the new multi-million dollar building was completed in 2011. 

Administrators were not available for comment about the ongoing flooding issues but said an announcement would be made sometime Tuesday evening about whether classes would resume Wednesday.

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