ARCADIA, Fla. -- The threat of major contamination at Desoto Middle School is over, but the school will be closed for a second day.
An environmental clean up crew will be on campus removing any possible traces of mercury after a student brought the element into science class. WINK News is expected to get an update from Desoto County school officials this afternoon. They're offering parents, who have kids in classes here, a chance to have their clothes tested. Parents should bring clothes, shoes, bags or any personal items you think may be contaminated to the Desoto Middle School bus loop.
All bags must be sealed and dropped off between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday's cleanup efforts to remove any traces of possible contamination will be done by environmental crews as they will be able to give a better estimate on what needs to be done with he building.
Desoto School Leaders say the EPA is deeming several areas in the building as "acceptable" including all school buses. EPA officials are talking with the student who allegedly brought the mercury onto campus. They say it's part of their investigation and do not believe it was done to cause harm.
Count on WINK News to get an update on the school's schedule later today.