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Jan 5, 2010 4:35 PM

Mercury found at Willcox High School

WILLCOX- Two female students at Willcox High School were found to have mercury.

The school's Superintendent Dr. Richard Rundhaug says the students were isolated and the rooms where the mercury was found was evacuated.

Students and staff were no longer allowed in those rooms and a hazmat team was brought in to inspect and test the area.

If necessary, the rooms will be decontaminated by Southwest Hazard.

Rundhaug believes that the girls did not have any malicious intent. He thinks they brought it from home getting it out of the thermometers. He says they were playing with it, not realizing the danger.

He has asked the parents of both girls to have them checked out at the ER for their own safety


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