|Updated: 9/17 2:55 pm
||Published: 9/16 6:35 pm
It's wet, smelly and it's not supposed to be running down the hall of your child's school. But that's exactly what happened Monday afternoon at Marshall Elementary when water from the drains leaked out into the hall causing a big mess.
When the water began to leak, the principal tells FOX23, she wasn't surprised.
You see, the same thing happened just last week.
Angelique Odom came up to school on Monday afternoon to pick up her kids and was surprised at what she found inside.
"They had a couple of pretty big industrial-sized fans," she says.
The school hadn't notified her of a problem, so she asked her child what happened.
"My son who is in third grade told me don't walk in the hallway right there and I asked him why and he said the bathrooms are leaking," says Odom.
When she saw the mess, she was concerned about the free-flowing water and where it may have come from.
"I hope they get it fixed. I've heard it stinks and I can imagine because I have smelled a sewer pipe before and it does stink pretty strong," says Odom.
FOX23 went straight to the principal to find out what happened.
"We did have a plumbing backup that came through the kitchen and the hand washing station and some of the bathrooms," says principal, Amy Putman.
With water piling up in the bathrooms, we asked her what they did to keep the kids from getting it on their shoes and their body.
"We re-directed the kids so they were not walking around the affected areas, and our custodial staff is amazing and they made sure to keep the areas contained and sanitized and clean," says Putman.
After a few hours, the maintenance crews had fixed the problem.
As TPS works to find out where the problem stems from, the school assures us the kids were never in harm's way and classes carried on like normal.
FOX23 checked with the Tulsa Health Department and it says the only thing anyone needed to be concerned about was hepatitis A, however since this happened at an elementary school all of the children are already vaccinated and should not be at risk.