New Jersey

NJ High School Declared Unsafe, Shuttered Indefinitely

A New Jersey high school has been shuttered because officials say ongoing construction work has made the building unsafe.

Classes for Pinelands Regional High School students will be moved to the district's middle school, which is across the street in Little Egg Harbor. Current plans call for four-hour split sessions, with high school classes being held in the morning and middle school classes in the afternoon.

District officials announced the high school's "indefinite closure" during a meeting with parents and students on Friday night. The decision came after a screw that was several inches long fell from the high school ceiling and almost hit a student.

The district's schools were closed for a few days earlier this month as a precaution after asbestos was found during an ongoing roofing project.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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