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Mildew forces mother and father to drag youngsters from class

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (CBS46) — Confused and frightened mother and father descended on Stephenson Center Faculty to choose up their kids after studying a couple of mould drawback inside the college.

An e mail from the college, despatched out Thursday evening, stated a number of HVAC points have been being addressed, and that college students can be moved to a extra conducive studying setting. Some have been taken to the highschool up the highway whereas different mother and father instructed CBS46 youngsters have been doing nothing and ready round within the health club and cafeteria.

However a supply with the Dekalb County faculty district tells CBS46 the college has a significant mould drawback, and despatched in a number of photos displaying the mould from inside the college.

Dad and mom we spoke to Friday confirmed the difficulty.

“As we speak we’re being instructed that it was mould on the faculty so everybody has to choose up their kids,” stated Natalie Lee, who has 4 youngsters at Stephenson Center Faculty.

College students stated they have been instructed to keep away from sure areas.

“One of many assistant principals instructed us to not use some hallways and we couldn’t stroll by areas frequently as a result of there was mould,” Lee’s son stated.

Dad and mom have been extraordinarily upset the college didn’t warn them earlier than dropping their youngsters off.

“It was very alarming at the truth that we didn’t even get a name from the college. The scholars needed to attain out to us, like my youngsters needed to name and say come choose us up. It’s scary [because] with COIVD, now with the mould, it’s actually scary,” Lee stated.

The varsity district supply stated various academics and college students have been calling out sick with complications and coughs. A number of mother and father instructed CBS46 the identical factor.

“He stated he had a headache and I didn’t know why,” stated a mother or father. “He stated different youngsters have been getting sick, however after all, I believed it was due to COVID. I wasn’t conscious of the mould scenario.” 

CBS46 contacted the college district concerning the mould scenario they usually responded by saying the district’s operations staff is addressing HVAC points in sure areas at Stephenson Center Faculty.

Dad and mom stated that simply isn’t ok.

“You’re speaking about an HVAC difficulty however it actually may not be the reality. At this level if youngsters are going residence with complications, once more I wasn’t conscious of that, so it’s very disappointing at this level. I discover it extraordinarily disappointing,” Lee stated.

Dad and mom are not sure what’s going to occur subsequent week when youngsters are purported to be again in lessons.


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