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Air quality tests at Huntington HS raise concerns

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Air quality tests were done at a Huntington school after doctors noticed students were having respiratory issues.

According to a release sent by the Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC), local physicians reported “respiratory related health issues” in their patients that are students at Huntington North High School.

Following the concerns, the Indiana State Department of Health conducted an indoor air quality evaluation at Huntington North High School on October 1.

The school said they received the results from the test on Oct. 7, and reported the following:

“The results of the air quality test indicated concentrations of carbon dioxide and humidity above state recommended levels in certain areas of the building. Upon receipt of the findings, multiple corrective actions have been initiated such as relocating students, addressing a mechanical issue with our dampers, and as an added precaution bringing in professional cleaning crews, in the areas deemed affected.”

School officials say Superintendent Chad Daugherty scheduled a follow-up evaluation for Oct. 22.

Read the full report from the Department of Health below: 

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Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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