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Air Quality Concerns At L.I. High School After Several Teachers Become Ill

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CEDARHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – There are new air quality concerns at a Long Island high school that suffered flood damage during Superstorm Sandy.

Lawrence High School has launched a new series of air quality tests after officials said several educators came down with mold-related illnesses, WCBS 880′s Mike Xirinachs reported.

“We had teachers who were getting ill after Superstorm Sandy,” said Lawrence Teachers’ Association president Lori Skonberg.

Previous air quality tests turned up negative, but Skonberg said they have elected to do a more thorough testing procedure with a private firm.

“Nothing was ever done like this. He actually peeled walls, he did things I’ve never seen before, he was very, very thorough,” Skonberg said.

The results are expected to be released in a week.

“I want to make sure we have a clean and healthy building so that everybody can stop thinking about this, just get onto what we do best,” Skonberg said.

The school had suffered flood damage and was shut down for several weeks last year while repairs were made.

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