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Health scare closes St Joseph Sec

Friday, October 13, 2017

Two weeks have passed since the gates of St Joseph Secondary School have remained closed to its teachers and students because of health and safety issues.

T&T Guardian was told that on September 28 classes were dismissed at about 1 pm and students were told that they would have to return to their homes becomes the school's environment had become unhealthy for them and staff.

One parent told the T&T Guardian that classrooms had a build up of moss and mold and as a result, there was a foul stench emanating. The school is also plagued with an infestation of bats and rodents.

An education official at the Ministry of Education said that they received several reports about the school and confirmed that officials from the Occupational Safety and Health visited on Monday.

However, the official said he was unable to confirm when classes will resume, "the entire school has been power-washed over the weekend so it will be reopened soon once clearance is given."