Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lawrence T. Gay closes again

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Mystery still surrounds the source of the environmental problem that caused the Lawrence T. Gay Memorial Primary School to be closed for the third time this week.

Yesterday, the Spooner’s Hill St Michael school was closed within an hour of the bell ringing to start classes. It also ended early on Monday and Wednesday.

In a statement, the Ministry of Education said the school was shut down due to a low turnout of teaching staff.

It remains closed today to allow a strong odour affecting students and staff to dissipate over the next three days.

The ministry explained that the odour, emanating from outside the compound, had been a discomfort to several people in one section of the school on Wednesday and classes were halted early.

Officials from the Ministry of Labour, the Environmental Health Department and the Warrens Polyclinic visited and engaged staff and students who complained of itchy skin and burning eyes. (SB)

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