Rash Affects Several Teachers At Hunking Middle School In Haverhill

HAVERHILL (CBS) – Several teachers at the Hunking Middle School in Haverhill have come down with a rash, and school officials don’t know why.

The rash has affected a half-dozen teachers at the school, but no students.

School Superintendent Jim Scully says air quality is being monitored, and so far it appears to be safe for kids.

“If there was any concern, I’d treat those children as I would my own children, and I would move to have them out of the building in fifteen minutes if I was given any indication that there was a condition that was adverse to their health,” Scully said.

But at least one parent says that she’s concerned.

She told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope that she has heard stories of kids getting tired in the classroom.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

“I know kids are going home with headaches,” she said. “My daughter when she leaves here is more tired than usual.”

Hunking Middle School has been plagued with problems in recent days. That includes a decision to move sixth graders to another building because of concerns over the crumbling building.


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