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Mold Removed from Classrooms at Philippi Elementary School

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Students at Philippi Elementary School will be able to breathe easier this year.

The West Virginia Department of Education said mold reported in the carpet of two classrooms has been removed.

They said the carpet was torn up and replaced with linoleum floors. The department said the school's administrators were proactive in fixing the problem.

"Barbour County stepped right in. It's my understanding that they went ahead and replaced the carpet in question, and they reported to us that at this time there are no health issues," said Liza Cordeiro, of the W.Va. Department of Education.

Barbour County students go back to school on August 22.

In October of 2012, the presence of mold was also found at Johnson Elementary School in Harrison County. In December of 2012, the Harrison County Board of Education released the results of a test for mold at the school in Bridgeport. According to the report, two classrooms were affected by higher levels of mold, but that the intensive cleaning started at the school had removed much of the mold originally detected in August.