- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Flint’s public schools are telling students to carry bottled water and avoid the drinking fountains because of a risk of lead.

The advisory was announced Friday, a day after some local doctors said children are showing elevated levels of lead in their blood this year.

Flint takes water from the Flint River. Although the water is treated, it is corrosive and releasing lead from old pipes and service lines. Mayor Dayne Walling says he’s talked with Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration about switching to water from the Detroit system.

Flint schools are seeking donations of bottled water.

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