Classes resume after school asbestos scare

February 11, 2009 4:19:05 AM PST
School officials say classes will resume today after investigators found asbestos inside Morrsville High School in Bucks County on Tuesday.Now, students and parents wait for word of how serious the threat may be.

Air tests are underway to find out how much of the asbestos is airborne. That will go a long way to determining how long the school wil be closed.

Parents were alerted right around noon that Morrisville High School was under an evacuation order.

It turns out construction workers inside the school came upon a sizable amout of an exposed substance they believed to be asbestos.

The concern over the finding forced an early dismissal at Morrisville Middle-Senior High Tuesday.

But here's the twist: This past December, M.R. Reiter Elementary School's boiler broke down and it has yet to be repaired.

So, the students from Reiter Elementary were already scattered to other schools in the district, including the first, second, and fifth graders who've been going to the high school for class since last month.

Now, Morrisville is two schools down, and parents are getting frustrated.

"It's just ridiculous. The state needs to do something, somebody needs to do something for us. It's just crazy. My hands are tied. What am I going to do?" said parent Kathleen Wetheril.

"We're probably going to head to the next school board meeting and voice our concerns, and from there, if nothing else happens, we'll take it further up," said parent Katlyn Dunstan.

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