Robert Morris Elementary School in Scranton closed for air quality testing

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Crews are cleaning Robert Morris Elementary School from top to bottom this weekend. It’s being done as a precautionary measure by the Scranton School District following a summer of frequent flooding. 
 
“Green Ridge flooded quite a bit and the basement of that particular school had flooded so we decided we should do an air quality test to make sure that our community was safe,” said Dr. Alexis Kirijan, superintendent. 
 
On Friday, the district learned the elementary school had elevated levels of micro-particles in the air. Superintendent Dr. Alexis Kirijan says the micro-particles could be from a number of things, but she believes it is not dangerous to students at this time. 
 
“There is no health risk whatsoever for anyone who has been in that school.” said Kirijan. 
 
While they don’t think it’s harmful, they still want to find out the reason for the higher levels. 
 
“Because it’s been so warm, we’ve had the windows opened in our school,” said Kirijan.  “If everything checks out okay, Tuesday students will return to school, if not, we have an alternate plan in place for the students of that particular school.”
 
The cleaning company got to the school Friday night. They will sterilize the entire building before the next air test is conducted. 
 
“Their students are  my number one concern and we’re going to do everything we can to ensure their safety,” concluded Kirijan.  
 

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