Mon., August 12, 2013 9:00am (EDT)

Crews Fighting Mold At Atlanta High School
By Associated Press
Updated: 12 months ago

ATLANTA  —  
Atlanta Public Schools officials say they're taking steps to address mold found in a high school on the city's southwest side. Associate Superintendent Steve Smith says tests were done Friday afternoon at Booker T. Washington High School and four areas had low levels of mold spores. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/22516083@N00/1857402581/in/photolist-3Q8F5r-eNLBMF>Joel Mann via Flickr</a>.)
Atlanta Public Schools officials say they're taking steps to address mold found in a high school on the city's southwest side. Associate Superintendent Steve Smith says tests were done Friday afternoon at Booker T. Washington High School and four areas had low levels of mold spores. (Photo Courtesy of Joel Mann via Flickr.)
Atlanta Public Schools officials say they're taking steps to address mold found in a high school on the city's southwest side.

Associate Superintendent Steve Smith says tests were done Friday afternoon at Booker T. Washington High School and four areas had low levels of mold spores. Smith said the mold is an ongoing issue due to excessive rain this summer.

Smith said crews worked over the weekend to clean the areas, which he said won't be accessible to students until they are appropriately cleared. Smith said students will not be allowed back into the four affected areas until further testing is done.

The school is just west of downtown Atlanta on Whitehouse Drive Southwest.