Mold Shuts Down School

An elementary school in coastal North Carolina has been closed because of mold, and students are being moved to another school for the rest of the year.

The StarNews of Wilmington reported more than 400 students in the first through fifth grades will leave Wrightsboro Elementary School on Friday. Beginning April 5, they'll attend Holly Shelter Middle School.

Assistant school superintendent Bill Hance says mold spores were found in air samples above the ceilings in several of Wrightsboro's newer buildings, built in 2000.

It's the second time this year students have been moved from Wrightsboro Elementary. In February, mold spores were found in other buildings, and kindergartners were moved Castle Hayne Elementary School.


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  • by Nicolle Location: ENC on Mar 19, 2010 at 03:13 PM
    Schools don't have a choice; kind of like asbestos. There are millionaires in this part of the state because they sued Weyerhauser in Plymouth and said they had lung disease. Some do have it and some don't. The lawyers did the testing. Go figure. Schools are in great danger of being sued if a kid comes down with a mold-related illness. So, you should blame lawyers like John Edwards and people who claim to be ill, but aren't and never were. This makes the truly sick look bad. Some people will do anything for a buck.Then they claim they are religious.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Mar 19, 2010 at 07:03 AM
    Years ago, we had "snow days". Now we have "mold days".
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