WEST NEWBURY, MA — Cracked asbestos tiles have been found in classrooms throughout the building that houses Pentucket Regional Middle School
, according to a press release
The asbestos tiles have been found in five classrooms and officials are now taking steps to reduce the risk of asbestos exposure to students and staff, the release noted.
Health board members have said that the school is safe and they have sealed off the rooms containing the asbestos tiles: They have planned a full asbestos abatement and asbestos remediation project for next month with the Pentucket School Committee funding the work, the release stated.
According to the release, this is the second asbestos exposure scare in the district in recent times: Last month, asbestos abatement work was done the Donaghue Elementary School
in Merrimac and the school district has trained custodians on how to deal with asbestos discoveries.