TROY, N.Y. – The Superintendent of the Troy City School District says air samplings showed the air in School 2 is negative for asbestos in the walls.
Superintendent John Carmello says as new technology was being installed at School 2, an "incidental disturbance of asbestos containing material occurred on two classroom walls."
Carmello stated some classrooms were immediately evacuated, moving the students to new classrooms, on Friday as a precaution and an air sampling was conducted. The air sampling came back negative.
A second round of air samples were then taken and came back negative. The extra sampling was to ensure the cleanup was done effectively and the classrooms were cleaned up by a certified contractor.
Carmello wants to ensure parents that students were never in any danger and School 2's air quality is safe for everyone.
The incident occurred as new Smart Boards were being installed. Smart Boards are digital interactive chalkboards mounted to walls like flat screen televisions.