'I get splitting headaches:' Westhill students say mold in school is making them sick

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STAMFORD -

Westhill High School students brought their concerns about their health to a public meeting Wednesday following Monday's walkout over mold concerns.

The students say they are tired of feeling sick and fear the special task force in Stamford is not moving fast enough.

Officials say around 45 teachers have filed claims for mold-related illnesses and 18 are still out sick.

The district points to strong student attendance numbers. Students who went to the meeting say mold is making them sick too, but they continue going to class.

"I get splitting headaches in the school," says Katheryn Kopac.

Administrators say the cleanup is underway but will take time. They are waiting for a report on the school's air duct system and the mold task force plans to visit the school and meet with families Friday.

"We have learned a lot in the past five weeks," says Deputy Superintendent Tamu Lucero. "I will say, I knew little-to-nothing about mold five weeks ago."

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