Another midstate high school closes, due to mold

Written by Staff Report/WITF | Aug 31, 2016 7:02 AM

Cedar Cliff High School (Photo courtesy of Greggor88)

(New Cumberland) -- Another midstate high school is closed, due to mold in the building.

Cedar Cliff High School in Cumberland County is closed today, but all other schools in the district will be open as scheduled.

Late yesterday afternoon, pipes displaying signs of possible mold were discovered at Cedar Cliff High School in the West Shore Academy area.

Upon inspection, Compliance Management International (CMI) confirmed the presence of mold in the West Shore Academy and main office areas.

Further inspection and mold remediation is slated to take place today and will be followed by additional testing.

After-school activities will also be held as planned.

Two other schools in a Cumberland County district reopened yesterday after the first week of school was disrupted because of mold problems.

Students returned to the East Pennsboro Elementary and West Creek Hills schools.

The district is hopeful the middle school will reopen today.

However, East Pennsboro's high school could remain closed for three weeks while workers reinsulate pipes.

The district want middle and high school students to share the middle school on half-day schedules.

A testing company blamed the mold growth on extreme humidity and rain over the summer and a lack of air conditioning.

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