Secret Recording Reveals Nashville Taxpayer Supported Schools’ Plan To ‘Bypass’ Lead Filters

Phil Williams:

A secret recording, obtained by NewsChannel 5 Investigates, reveals a plan to sabotage efforts to protect Nashville school children from toxic lead in their drinking water.

That plan, developed by the man in charge of Metro school buildings, was never meant for parents to hear.

“It’s stunning,” said parent Chelle Baldwin. “It’s stunning, the callousness of it.”

For the past nine months, NewsChannel 5 Investigates exposed data kept secret by the district showing high lead levels in some Metro schools.

In response, a number of schools installed special fountains that were supposed to filter out the lead.

But the recording, from inside a meeting of Metro Schools maintenance employees, reveals a plan to dismantle those efforts.