Ben Franklin High School, Science Leadership Academy Closed For Asbestos Removal

NEARBY SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAPTURED THE SHOOTING, POLICE HOPING THE FOOTAGE WILL LEAD THEM TO SUSPECT. STUDENTS AT THE BEN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL AND SCIENCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY REMAIN OUT OF THE CLASSROOM AFTER THE DISCOVERY OF ASBESTOS, SEAN TEE LANDS JOINS US FROM LIVE WITH MORE ON WHEN STUDENTS COULD RETURN TO SCHOOL. CHANTEE? HUNG HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS WILL MISS TWO DAYS OF SCHOOL, THIS IS THE BEN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL SIDE OF THE BUILDING ON THE OTHER SIDE THIS IS BROAD STREET, ON 15 TH STREET IS THE ENTRANCE TO THE SCIENCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY STUDENTS WILL ACTUALLY NOT OR NOT HERE TODAY, “EYEWITNESS NEWS” CAMERAS WERE ROLLING ON WORKERS OUTSIDE AFTER BUILDING AT BROAD AND SPRING GARDEN, DAMAGED INSULATION MATERIALS, IN THE CAMPUS BOILER ROOM AND THE COMMON AREA, CURRENTLY UNDER CONNECTICUT STRUCK SEAN IDENTIFIED FOR HAVING ASBESTOS DURING RECENT ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY WACK THROUGH’S, THE SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TODAY AND TOMORROW FOR REMOVAL AND TEST, WILL REOPEN THURSDAY, AS WELL AS THEIR TESTS COME BACK CLEAN.WE TALKED ABOUT TO DOCTOR WILLIAM HITE ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS? PART OF OUR DECISION TODAY WAS TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF SAFETY, AND TO CONTINUE THOSE TESTS TO ENSURE THAT THAT THOSE PARTICLES ARE NOT BLOWING AROUND THE SCHOOL. THE TEST OVER THE WEEKENDS INDICATE THAT THEY WERE NOT. BUT WE Demanded TO HAVE A MORE SIGNIFICANT TEST USING BLOWERS AND OTHER THINGS THAT WOULD ALLOW SIMULATION AS IF THE BUILDING WAS IN USE. AND WE WANTED TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION, SO WE ARE GOING TO TEST AND ABATE WHILE THE SCHOOL IS CLOSED FOR THESE TWO DAYS. THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILADELPHIA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, JERRY JORDAN, RELEASED STATEMENT READING IN PART THE PF. IT IS GLAD THAT THE DISTRICT AND UNO AGREE THAT THE ASBESTOS LEVELS MAKE IT TOO DANGEROUS TO ALLOW STUDENTS, STAFF AND THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY TO ENTER THE BUILDING AT THIS TIME.THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL TOMORROW AND WEDNESDAY IS THE CORRECT ONE. NOW, SCHOOL OFFICIALS WILL CONTINUE TO CHECK THE AIR QUALITY TODAY AND TOMORROW AND DECIDE IF THIS SCHOOL SHOULD REOPEN. REPORTING LIVE IN SPRING.

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