Published: Mar 24, 2014 7:10 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 24, 2014 12:34 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Fla. -- Students at Desoto Middle School are heading back to class Monday, after a mercury contamination scare.

The school shut down two weeks ago after a student brought mercury into science class. The Environmental Protection Agency was called in to decontaminate the school as well as the home of the student who brought the element to the school.

The EPA says the student had access to the mercury from an antique scale in his home for show and tell.  The Desoto County School District will have to cover the cost of the campus cleanup.

WINK News is expected to get an estimate sometime this week.