Peck Place Elementary School students move into new school

Students at Peck Place Elementary School in Orange moved into a new school Wednesday morning after asbestos concerns. The school was seriously damaged when a

Peck Place Elementary School had to closed for renovations after a burst pipe exposed asbestos earlier this month.

Peck Place Elementary School had to closed for renovations after a burst pipe exposed asbestos earlier this month. (1/29/14)

ORANGE - Students at Peck Place Elementary School in Orange moved into a new school Wednesday morning after asbestos concerns.

The school was seriously damaged when a pipe burst earlier this month exposing asbestos glue in the floors.

The cleanup is expected to last until the summer.

The students will finish this year at Yale's West Campus in West Haven.

Earlier versions of this story said the asbestos was discovered when the pipes burst. School officials said today that they have always known about the asbestos, but no action was required as long as the floor was left untouched. They say the water damage caused tiles to lift forcing the district to remove the asbestos for repairs to take place.

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