Students pulled from Ala. school over mold concern


MONTEVALLO, Ala. (AP) — Parents pulled their children from an elementary school in central Alabama over lingering concerns about the building's safety. Monday ( ) reported about 30 parents pulled their children out of Montevallo Elementary School over concerns about mold in the building.

Officials found mold on a wall in September, and say repairs are nearly finished to remove the mold and prevent new growth. About 100 fifth grade students have been temporarily moved to portable classrooms.

School district officials in Shelby County say maintenance should be completed by January.

Authorities say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will visit the school to ensure the building is in compliance with regulations.

Montevallo is about 36 miles south of Birmingham.


Information from: The Birmingham News,

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