Sewage Stink Forces Ohio School To Dismiss Early

A high school in Ohio had to dismiss students shortly after they arrived for the day because a plumbing problem filled the building with the smell of raw sewage. School district officials said the odor was from a restroom vent pipe that became disconnected at Stebbins High School in the Dayton suburb of Riverside.

Students were dismissed at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Administrators said that while the smell was hard to bear, it did not pose a health threat.

The school's windows were opened to air out the building. The plumbing issue was fixed, and classes will resume Wednesday.