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Parents understandably concerned about asbestos exposure and mold

Like most good parents in other states, South Carolina parents of elementary-age school children expect school administrators and faculty to do all they can to keep their children safe when classes are in session during the school year. Many parents of students in one particular school in another state say they are unsure whether that is being done. In fact, they are quite concerned about asbestos exposure and mold issues that remain ongoing at their children's school and have been for some time.

The situation began to unfold back in February when the school's roof sprung a leak. Such needed repairs should come as no surprise in a building that was constructed in 1955. The leak, however, was not the only problem. When the roof was being inspected, asbestos and mold were found.

The school was shut down the following month to address the issues. Parents were reportedly told the rest of the problem would be taken care of over the summer. However, it is now October 2018 and the problems are apparently still occurring. One parent, who wished to remain anonymous, stated that even the janitors' union kept workers from their duties at the school, saying current conditions are simply far too unsafe.

Both mold and asbestos exposure are associated with many serious health problems. School officials told parents that classes are going to resume, and doors will be kept open and dehumidifiers running to create clean air space; many parents say those solutions are not enough to keep their children safe. Any South Carolina parent worried about similar issues at his or her child's school may wish to discuss the matter with an experienced personal injury attorney, preferably one that has asbestos litigation experience.

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