Highlands High School delays opening due to mold in building

Highlands High School delays opening due to mold in building

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Students and staff members at Highlands High School in Harrison Township did not return on Thursday, Aug. 30 as planned due to the discovery of mold.

In a Facebook post Wednesday evening, the district said there were small areas of mold discovered in the building, and cleaning them will take several days.

HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES ONLY: Due to the late detection of small areas of mold in the High School, the district...

Posted by Highlands School District on Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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School administrators told Channel 11 Thursday they are disinfecting the areas that have mold.

This is at least the fifth school to have a last minute-delay due to mold or air quality issues.

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The school is expected to open for students and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

All other schools in the district will open as planned on Aug. 30.