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December 7, 2011


Yesterday, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health notified Father Judge High School that its buildings were safe. Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of its students and faculty, as well as concern for those who experienced eye and skin irritation last week, the school elected to proceed with additional testing through an outside environmental firm that would not have been performed otherwise.

The results, which were received this afternoon, could not conclusively point to the source of the eye and skin irritation experienced by visitors to the school last Sunday. Their findings mirror the Department of Public Health's position that the school environment is safe. Classes will resume tomorrow, Thursday, December 8, 2011, at the regular time. Parents are being informed at this hour.

The administration of Father Judge High School is extremely grateful to the Philadelphia Police, Fire, and Public Health Departments as well the Office of Emergency Management for all of their efforts to ensure the safety of the school's students, faculty, and staff.


Kenneth A. Gavin
Associate Director of Communications

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