Mold determined the cause after evacuation at West Vigo Elementary


WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Air quality tests reveal that mold led to the health issues for several local elementary students.

The situation caused today’s temporary closure of West Vigo Elementary.

Yesterday, a few students complained of a cough and eye irritation and the building was evacuated as a precaution. Today, air quality tests showed small amounts of aspergillius – penicillium in two rooms.

The entire building was tested. But only the two rooms were above industry standard levels.

Steps are now being taken to remediate the mold situation.

In the meantime, West Vigo students will return to Sugar Creek Consolidated on Monday.

Tuesday, Vigo County schools will be closed for the Red for Ed event in Indianapolis.

Officials say students will return to West Vigo Elementary on Wednesday.

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