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DARLINGTON, SC — The process of removing mold and cleaning up contaminated areas at Darlington High School continues as crews worked to rid the building of the problem partially brought on by an unusually wet summer season, according to WBTW-TV.
School officials were made aware of the problem during the summer break and dealt with those situations per recommended procedures, but an unusually rainy summer exacerbated the problem, the article stated.
"When teachers returned to class, they discovered additional problem areas and also discovered some areas we thought had resolved were back," said Darlington County School District Spokesperson Audrey Childers.
According to the article, the mold situation was more serious in the lower portion of the school than in the upper portion, but students were removed from both areas and are taking classes in other wings of the school, the school's gym and even in portions of the district's offices until the problems can be completely addressed.
Cleanup crews are working to sanitize and remove mold in some areas and are even getting rid of impacted ceiling tiles, carpeting and sheetrock, the article noted.
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