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CMS addresses health concerns at Providence High School

(Dedrick Russell | WBTV) (Dedrick Russell | WBTV)
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS) is tackling a health issue involving Providence High School. In December, several parents complained about the conditions after students say they spotted mold inside the school and became sick.

"We went to the doctor a couple of times, and in December they told me I had Bronchitis because I had been coughing so much," student Nancy Satterfield said, "but when I finished the Z-pack I still had my symptoms."

Satterfield is a freshman who started attending Providence High School in August. She says she started getting sick in October and claims she never felt like herself again. She visited the doctor often.

"So when I went back they said it might be due to mold exposure," Satterfield said.

CMS says the health, safety, and well-being are top priorities for students. When parents complained about the air quality at the school, Providence High School Principal Tracey Harrill acted and sent parents a letter.

"In response, a moisture assessment was conducted, with no immediate cause for any health concerns found," Harrill wrote. "The preliminary assessment included tests for moisture, carbon dioxide, temperature, carbon monoxide and relative humidity. All fell within the normal range."

CMS told parents the school was cleaned and checked recently and, so far, tests conducted came back normal.

"Environmental specialists have inspected every classroom," the principal said. "Closet, storage room, etc. No mold accumulation has been found at Providence."

Wednesday, CMS Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox will meet with parents and address their concerns about the conditions at Providence. He will tell parents the district has hired a contractor to conduct more tests to make sure CMS didn't miss anything concerning the school.

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