Students stay home over health concerns at Rochester schools

December 06, 2017 06:01 PM

News10NBC continues to follow up on chemical exposure concerns at a Rochester school building.

It's leased for $1 million a year on Saint Paul Street.

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The mayor continues to have discussions about where students can move to finish the school year. The state health department says the levels of TCE present are not high enough to cause any health issues – even over an extended period of time.

But the fluctuating levels worry students and parents. One senior even plans on getting testing done because of certain symptoms.

"My mom is very concerned about TCE levels," says Regina Harper, Rochester Prep senior. "It keeps rising and going back down because it's not stable. I'm also going to get my blood tested today for symptoms of TCE in my blood."

The state health department held informational sessions twice during the month of November. Additional information can be found right on the city school district's website.


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