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Mold, Mildew Problems Plague Boiling Springs High School

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BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. -

Spartanburg School District Two continues to test and clean classrooms affected by mold at Boiling Springs High School.

Superintendent Scott Mercer said mildew was detected first. He blames the above-average humidity this summer.

The school nurse alerted the district that several students were coming to her with upper respiratory symptoms.

Caylin Edmonds was one of those students, she said a doctor told her that mold can be dangerous.

The school looked at students' classroom schedules to try to isolate the problem and had custodians clean all rooms repeatedly and fog the rooms with microbial mist, according to Mercer.

A company also came in to re insulate pipes above drop ceilings.

Last week, a professional contractor tested the indoor air quality and found two classrooms still had elevated levels of the mold allergen.

Classes were moved out of those rooms.

"When the nurse let us know, that's when we sprang into action. We don't want kids sick, we don't want employees sick," Mercer said.

Edmonds' mother, Mary Edmonds, thinks the school should have notified parents about these issues.

"This is a big issue, it's dangerous. There are a lot of respiratory issues associated with mold," Edmonds said. "I was assured my child was safe at school, she can't be safe if she's breathing all that in."

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