Some say construction at Bogota school is making students, faculty sick

Dozens of students at a school in Bogota called out sick Tuesday and some parents are blaming the poor air quality inside the school.

Parents of children at the E. Roy Bixby Elementary School say the construction inside the building is making some kids and teachers sick. They say something needs to be done about it.

One parent says the principal is sick and not allowed back in the school because of doctors orders. She also says a teacher and student were hospitalized because of asthma attacks.

School officials say the construction started in June and is scheduled to be completed by January. They also say when the school year started students were attending classes in another building. The students returned to E. Roy Bixby last Monday.

The school superintendent says air quality testing was performed Tuesday and the results should be back by the end of next week.

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