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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Prince William County Public Schools is asking for your patience as the school system is having difficulty with their phone and internet lines today.

The problems have disrupted some testing taking place today.

Here’s the latest in a statement from the school system:

Verizon is reporting trouble with a key circuit, resulting in sporadic problems with email, Web sites, and Internet connections at our schools and facilities Divisionwide.

It is uncertain whether messages are being sent or received in a timely manner. In addition, the problems are also interfering with some SOL testing, thought the extent is not known.

We ask the public’s patience as Verizon works to resolve the issues.