Water fountains remain offline at Hamden High School after student sickened

(WTNH / Tim Clune)

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Students at Hamden High School will not be using the building’s water fountains Tuesday after a student became sickened.

On Monday, a student complained of nausea after drinking a cup of water from the fountain. He was then taken to the hospital, where he has since been released and has returned to school Tuesday morning.

The School’s Superintendent says the administration contacted Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) and the Regional Water Authority, who responded to the school and advised them not to use the water fountains until they were tested.

Water fountains at Hamden High School have been closed off for water testing. (WTNH / Tim Clune)
Water fountains at Hamden High School have been closed off for water testing. (WTNH / Tim Clune)

As a precaution, the school provided bottled water to students and staff while QVHD completes their investigation.

The school says preliminary tests reveal the water is safe for drinking and, upon advice from QVHD, school remains in session on regular schedule.

The school says that while there may have been many causes for the student’s symptoms, “the administration responded quickly and in the best interest of students and staff. ”

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