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