Dangerous chemicals left on Atascadero school playground

September 15, 2015

school busThe object left on the San Gabriel Elementary School playground Friday contained dangerous chemicals, according to an Atascadero Unified School District press release. The elementary school has been closed indefinitely as law enforcement agencies look into multiple threats made late last week.

District administrators have hired a certified environmental monitoring service to thoroughly examine the San Gabriel Elementary School campus as they prepare to reopen the school to students.

“This initial monitoring has been completed and AUSD is awaiting the laboratory results,” the press release says. “These results will guide the Atascadero Unified School District’s next steps to provide a safe campus.”

Over the weekend, Atascadero Unified School District staff transformed music rooms and other spaces in neighboring schools into temporary classrooms. In addition, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are patrolling the elementary schools while the investigation continues.

Even so, about one-third of parents of San Gabriel students elected to keep their children home on Monday.

Until further notice, San Gabriel Elementary School students will continue to attend classes at either Santa Rosa Academic Academy, Santa Margarita Elementary School or San Benito Elementary School.


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4 Comments

  1. abigchocoholic says:

    We don’t know,
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    You should have stopped right there.

    Here’s your answer:

    “District officials said environmental testing of the campus found no harmful chemicals and that the school is safe for students and staff to return.”

    If I’m 8 that makes you what, 4?

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    • kettle says:

      Masterful use of hindsight, you win a prize.

      “We don’t know, hence the testing ”

      And then they tested, now we know.

      That is how science works and how we get answers to questions like:

      “If you don’t know what the chemicals are yet, how do you know they are dangerous?”

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  2. abigchocoholic says:

    This initial monitoring has been completed and AUSD is awaiting the laboratory results,
    ————–
    If you don’t know what the chemicals are yet, how do you know they are dangerous?

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    • kettle says:

      “The object contained dangerous chemicals, according to an Atascadero Unified School District press release. ”

      abigchocoholic says: “If you don’t know what the chemicals are yet, how do you know they are dangerous?”

      What are you like 8 years old playing word games? For example we could be smelling chlorine and as adults we know it’s a dangerous chemical. What chlorine compound is it ? We don’t know, hence the testing so we can safely clean it up.

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