- Associated Press - Friday, February 17, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Health and education officials in Cumberland County say an environmental study has discovered lead in areas accessible to children at an elementary school.

Local media outlets report Cumberland County’s Department of Public Health and Cumberland County Schools are working to make sure the students and staff at Montclair Elementary School are safe.

County Public Health Director Buck Wilson and Superintendent Dr. Frank Till have sent parents a letter to alert them to the situation.

So far, no students have been found to have elevated levels of lead in their blood levels, but the Department of Public Health is offering free blood lead-level testing for students.

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