Parents who thought that the lead contamination in the water supply of Flint, Michigan, was someone else’s problem might want to think again, according to a new report by USA Today.

USA Today reports that an “analysis of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data showed about 350 schools and day-care centers failed lead tests a total of about 470 times from 2012 through 2015.”

Lead, a highly toxic metal that causes brain damage in young children, was discovered in Flint’s water supply. That crisis was spurred by a 2014 shift in the city’s water supply to highly corrosive city water that leached both lead and iron from old city pipes, as CNN explained. That problem went undetected until late last year, sparking outrage.

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