Meeting held on PCB levels at Columbus E.S.

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport school officials met with parents this evening over concerns about a PCB contamination that's kept an elementary school from opening for nearly two weeks.

Columbus Elementary School was supposed to reopen two weeks ago following a three-year renovation, but officials say recent tests showed one reading that was five times the level considered safe for young children, forcing the district to shuttle 600 students and teachers to several nearby classrooms.

Superintendent Dr. John Ramos says they're working to get the school open as fast as possible, but it will be at least three more weeks.

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