Par­ents want an­swers about CO leak

The Covington News - - THE CLASSIFIED SEARCH -

AT­LANTA (AP) — Par­ents are de­mand­ing an­swers about a car­bon monox­ide leak at an At­lanta ele­men­tary school that sent dozens of stu­dents to hos­pi­tals.

At­lanta Pub­lic Schools spokesman Steve Al­ford told par­ents who gath­ered at Finch Ele­men­tary School Wed­nes­day night that the school sys­tem should have done more to make sure the prob­lem didn’t hap­pen to be­gin with.

CBS At­lanta re­ports that Al­ford said that he thinks the sys­tem needs to do a much bet­ter job mak­ing sure stu­dents are safe.

More than 40 stu­dents and some adults at the south­west At­lanta school were treated at hos­pi­tals af­ter the Dec. 3 leak. School of­fi­cials say a main­te­nance worker mis­han­dled a valve on the old boiler unit. They said a tem­po­rary unit is now in place and a per­ma­nent one will be in­stalled.

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