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Mold leads East Pennsboro to close during 1st week back

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 24, 2016 4:10 AM
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(Enola) -- A mold outbreak has closed two Cumberland County schools during the first week of classes after summer break.

 A school district spokeswoman says East Pennsboro Area High School and East Pennsboro Elementary School will be closed today -- after students were dismissed early yesterday because of the mold in several classrooms.

They had just returned Monday after summer vacation.

  Clean-up efforts may stretch into Thursday as well.

Mold was found late last week on ceiling tiles at the high school and was later found on pipes at the elementary school.

So, the superintendent decided to shutter the two locations as a precaution for children with allergies and asthma.

The testing company blames the growth on extreme humidity and rain over the summer.
 

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