Union County Schools closed after E. coli found in drinking water

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
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E. coli is a large group of bacteria found in the intestine of many living organisms, but some strains can lead to illness.

UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Union County Schools are closed Thursday after E. coli was found in the drinking water.

The county is under a boil water advisory, causing after school and school-related athletic events to cancel as well. Union County Public Schools offices are closed as well.

Parents can pick children up at school if they're already on the school bus.

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E. coli refers to a large group of bacteria found in the intestine of many living organisms. Problems can arise when certain pathogenic strains of E. coli cause illness.