Two schools in the central Illinois community of Heyworth are closed after an air sample tested positive for asbestos.
School officials decided to cancel classes beginning Sept. 23 for junior-senior high school and elementary school students.
Superintendent Randy Merker tells The (Bloomington) Pantagraph that the district ordered the asbestos test after custodians found a small piece of hard plaster and worried it might be asbestos.
The district plans an extensive clean-up in the affected area, followed by more testing to determine if it is safe for students and staff to return.
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