Amity Junior H.S. will be open Monday after Friday's closure

Classes were cancelled on Friday at Amity Junior High School in Bethany as officials tried to figure out how bacteria worked their way into the school's water.

The state department plans retesting the water supply. Officials want to make sure it's the water and not the testing that's at fault.

The school had the same problem last year. Woodbridge First Selectwoman Amey Marella admitted frustration at the continuing problem, but she also supported the district superintendent, saying the district is on top of the situation.

The immediate question is whether the contaminated water poses danger to the students. The Department of Public Health says the bacteria found in the water are called total coliform, which is not associated with any disease. Officials say the main concern is if that type of bacteria found its way in to the water supply, what else may be able to get in?

A letter posted on the school door says the health department and the district are both "perplexed" by the situation. The district redesigned the school's entire water system last year, which is why the state wants to retest the water.

The Amity's School District Superintendent tells News 12 Connecticut classes should resume on Monday, but they're still waiting for new test results.

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