McClure Elementary Reopening Today After Closing For Asbestos Cleanup

IN WORD ON ANY OTHER INJURIES. THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. BACK TO CLASS TODAY FOR STUDENTS AT MCCLURE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN PHILADELPHIA. THIS SCHOOL WAS CLOSED AFTER OFFICIALS FOUND AS BEST OZ BUT CLEAN UP CREWS HAVE SINCE REMOVED IT. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER TRANG DO’S LIVE OUTSIDE HUNTING PARK WITH THE DETAILS THERE, HI THERE, TRANG. REPORTER: HI JANELLE AND JIM STUDENTS HAVE BEEN OUT OF CLASS HERE FOR ALMOST FOUR WEEKS N THAT TIME CREWS PERFORMED ABATEMENT AND TESTING AND NEW TODAY GRADES K FLAW FIVE WILL TURN TO A SCHOOL BUILDING THAT THE DISTRICT SAYS IS MUCH MORE SAFE THEN IT WAS BEFORE MCINCLUDE HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE DECEMBER 20 TH, WHEN AN INSPECTION UNCOVERED DAMAGE TO ASBESTOS CONTAINING PIPE INSULATION. THE ABATEMENT TEAM COMPLETED REPAIRS AND REMOVAL APE TESTS CONDUCTED SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE TEACHERS UNION SHOW THE SCHOOL IS SAFE FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF TO RETURN.EARLIER THIS MONTH “EYEWITNESS NEWS” SPOKE TO SUPERINTENDENT WILLIAM HITE ABOUT THE ONGOING ISSUE OF ASBESTOS IN THE CITY’S SCHOOL BUILDINGS. ASBESTOS IS SOMETHING THAT WAS IN EVERY BUILDING, BUILT BEFORE 1978. THAT IS THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR BUILDING. Our aim, OUR JOB, IT IS TO ASSURE EVEN ASBESTOS OR LEAD IN THESE BUILDINGS THAT IS NOT IN DISREPAIR AND IN THE PRESENTING A HAS AIR AND THAT IS WHAT WE’RE DOING. REPORTER: NOW WHILE VAST MAJORITY OF THE MCCLURE STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED BACK IN SCHOOL TODAY THOSE IN PREKINDERGARTEN WILL NOT BE BACK IN CLASS UNTIL TUESDAY. BUT FOR NOW WE’RE LIVE FROM.

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