Flint’s Children Suffer in Class After Years of Drinking the Lead-Poisoned Water

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In 2015, the state of Michigan presented a diagnosis of sorts. The article discusses a young boy Jaylon who had unpredicted behavior due to him drinking water and bathing in water that was saturated with led. Five years since Michigan switched Flint's water supply to the Flint River from Lake Huron which is contaminated with led—the led water crisis is spreading from homes to schools, as children are now experiencing behavioral problems in school. A lawsuit was enforced which pushed the state to create the $3 million Neurodevelopmental Center of Excellence, which began screening students. Overall, this is beyond upsetting to read—healthy resources and clean water sources must be allocated for children and families in Flint. How can we help put this problem to an end? Do you think the schools are handling this crisis well—what advice would you suggest?