More than a month ago, parents sent video to us of students walking through flood waters at Williamson High School.

Mobile County Public School System reacted the same day saying they'd have the problem fixed as soon as possible.

"They regraded the ground here so it comes to a slope and the rain water goes through a drain over there," said Rena Philips, Director of Communication for Mobile County Public School System.

Today, we got more video of more flooding at the school from yesterday. This video shows another pathway covered with water.

However, by looking at the video, it doesn't seem the problem is completely fixed. You can see the area is not as flooded as last time but there was still water on it. Philips says there's still more work to do to completely correct the problem.

"We've ordered some gutters, they're special order we had to order the right size and we're waiting for them to come in," Philips explained. "When they come in, we'll install them up here and that will improve it even more."

"Let me be perfectly clear, We are not requiring any students to walk in the rain or in high water," said Principal Kirvin Lang, Williamson High School Principal.

After seeing the video, we decided to see for ourselves. Principal Lang walked us around the area showing us. It appears the area that was flooded is just one out of 3 exits from the cafeteria. The other two, are covered walkways, that officials say should have little to no flood water.

Lang says students are directed to go from the cafeteria into the building and walk around on rainy days.

"That's one of those barriers to learning. Kids concerned about their feet wet. They're not concerned about the instruction process. So we want to make sure that they are dry at all times," he explained.

School officials say they're currently working to fix all areas around the school that floods.

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Toi Thornton is a Reporter. His Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism comes from Dillard University in 2014 and his Master's degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in 2016. He previously worked as the Fox anchor in Lafayette, LA.

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