School cleaned of mold before first day of class
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (WSVN) -- A school is getting a clean start right before classes begin, and it's after something troubling was found inside.
Stacks of broken up, moldy ceiling tiles are sitting bagged up inside Northeast High School, waiting to be tossed out. Teachers and students say they've been caked in gray mold for years. "When it rains you can smell it," Kayla said. "Sometimes you just walk into the south campus and you can just smell it everywhere ... It's just gross."
It's also perhaps unhealthy. "I've heard people have gotten sick," Kayla said.
Starting Monday morning students will be back in the building full-time for the new school year. One woman's daughter is starting freshman year coming from private school. "Makes me even more nervous," said her parent, Marie. "My child already has upper respiratory issues."
Thursday morning, environmental clean-up workers were in and around Northeast High School taking out the old, moldy ceiling tiles. Student Emmanuel Rodriguez was pleased to see the progress. "If they're taking care of problems, it means they don't want kids to get sick and actually do care."
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