A truck driver in Arizona faces a state indictment for allegedly dumping sewage on the grounds of a special-education school in Phoenix.
Michael Wayne Higgins faces two felony counts—one count of unlawful discharge and one count of criminal damage.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says in a release that Higgins was working as a tanker truck driver last year for Emergency Pumping & Plumbing. On April 17, 2016, the indictment states, Higgins allegedly dumped thousands of gallons of sewage into a storm drainage system at the Phoenix West Campus of the Austin School for Exceptional Children.
The storm drainage system flowed from the school’s parking lot into a grassy area that the school uses as a playground. The school spent nearly $4,000 to clean up the sewage, the attorney general's office says.