Mold Making Students Sick

By: Dana Arquilla
By: Dana Arquilla

Many parents are outraged that their children are working in what they call an "unsafe" learning environment. These students are coming down with every kind of illness from chronic headaches to asthma.

Trevin Taylor is enjoying playing ball while the rest of his fourth grade classmates are at school. No, he's not playing hooky. He's got a doctor's note excusing him for his symptoms his parents say he caught from sitting in a mold-infested classroom at Hiland Park Elementary.

Taylor isn’t the only one. Many parents are noticing symptoms, if not illnesses, related to breathing in the polluted air.

Principal David Cole says this situation is just now coming to his attention. School board members agree something has to be done.

There's talk of removing the portable completely. But no timeline has been set, and no promises have been made.

Principal Cole says they're looking into moving the students into a different facility while the portable undergoes renovations.

We understand there's also mold growing in the cafeterias. Maintenance workers are planning to pull out the tiles and replace them all.

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