"Water Response Team Called To Four Schools Monday"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A 'rapid response team' assembled by the state Department of Education to deal with water issues in schools following last month's chemical leak responded to complaints at four Kanawha County schools Monday."

"Grandview Elementary School in North Charleston was the only one of the four schools ordered to close early. Students were dismissed there at 12:15 p.m., after the odor associated with Crude MCHM -- the chemical that spilled from Freedom Industries on Jan. 9 and left about 300,000 West Virginians without potable water for days -- was reported.

Several teachers also complained of headaches, according to Kanawha County Schools Maintenance Director Terry Hollandsworth. Later Monday, state Department of Education officials said in a news release that only two school employees complained of health symptoms, and there were no reports of students displaying symptoms.'

Mackenzie Mays reports for the Charleston Gazette February 17, 2014.

Source: Charleston Gazette, 02/18/2014