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Philly Elementary School Closes Due to Mold Being Found in Classroom

Officials say traces of mold were found in several classrooms of the school after heating, ventilating and air-conditioning issues.

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    John B. Kelly Elementary School in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood is the latest area school to close due to mold. (Published Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017)

    A Philadelphia elementary school has been closed due to traces of mold being found in the classroom.

    Philadelphia School District officials say they first received a report of a possible mold issue at John B. Kelly Elementary School on 5100 Pulaski Avenue in Germantown.

    Traces of mold were found in several classrooms of the school after heating, ventilating and air-conditioning issues, according to officials. An environmental remediation contractor and other workers began to remove the problem at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    "Once we were informed of this issue, we took immediate action," said Philadelphia School District spokesman Lee Whack. "Within maybe an hour or so we had folks here."

    Mold Closes Philly Elementary School

    [PHI] Mold Closes Philly Elementary School

    John B. Kelly Elementary School in the Germantown section of Philadelphia will be closed Thursday after mold was found in the classrooms. It's the latest in a string of schools in our area dealing with mold problems.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017)

    J.B. Kelly will be closed to students and staff Thursday as officials continue to investigate the cause of the mold.

    The closure comes after schools in the Monroe Township School District in Gloucester County were also shut down due to mold being found in one of its elementary schools.