There's still no official word on the presence of mold at South Charleston Middle School, but officials are moving to work against mold in the meantime.
Principal Henry Graves was satisfied with the way precautions were progressing by Thursday afternoon: an environmental crew visited the school Monday to test for mold, and an official from the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department visited Wednesday morning to check for the presence of mold.
"I think everyone is being pretty transparent at this point," Graves said.
The environmental report won't be completed until next week, but the experts said it was likely there were "elevated levels" of mold in the girls' bathroom on the second floor. School officials went ahead and closed the bathroom so an outside crew could do a thorough clean.
The health department responded after a concerned parent filed a complaint with their office.
Anita Ray, director of the health department's environmental health division, said this was the first complaint the agency had fielded about the condition of South Charleston Middle School.
The health department is responsible for the sanitation at the county's public schools and inspects them regularly, or when a complaint is filed.
Ray said the health department official did not conduct an elaborate test, but that she was satisfied with the school's attempts to clean the girls' bathroom