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Scott County Central treats mold in classroom

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Scott County Central High is taking precautionary measures to make sure the school is mold free before the first day of school on Wednesday, August 24.

A teacher voiced concerns before school started about mold possibly being in their Spanish room.

Any time parents hear the word mold, it causes some concern. However, leaders at Scott County Central say parents do not need to worry as they start a new school year.

Superintendent Alvin McFerren said a teacher returned from summer break to find common mold in her classroom, not black mold which can be toxic.

"The teacher went in and was prepping her room for the class, the school session, and she pulled back part of her decorations on the wall," he said. "So, she said, 'Hey, Mr. Jones and Mr. McFerren, I think I have a problem.' So the system worked for us."

When the room was tested for the possibility of mold, the result came back positive.

On Tuesday, August 23, ServiceMaster is treating the single classroom and both classrooms on either side of it, just to be safe.

McFerren said the kids won't be in that classroom until the work is finished.

"The folks who work at the school district day in and day out and it's our students that come in day in and day out," he said. "We will never ever remotely take a risk about the health of our people who come here every day. It's just not going to happen."

The rooms on either side of it will still resume class and was treated for preventative measures.

Before summer break leaders had a company test for mold across the school and there was no sign of mold.

We told you that in early January, mold was found in three different rooms in the Scott County Central Elementary building.

The mold that was recently found was in an entirely different part of the building in the high school.

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