School officials say a water main break on the corner of Southwest Parkway and Barnett Road is the cause of the early release.
Parents are able to pick up a student this afternoon, buses will still run as scheduled. The following was posted on the McNiel Middle School Facebook page:
There has been a water line break at the corner of Southwest Parkway and Barnett Road. Therefore, the city will be shutting the water off at McNiel Middle School at 1:00 PM today in order to repair the line. Our maintenance department will be setting up water stations to the building. However, parents may choose to pick your student up at 1:00 PM if you are able to do so. If not, students may remain on campus, and buses will run on their usual schedule. If your child walks home, we need to have parent permission before allowing them to leave campus.