Fears over asbestos contamination have been sparked at a school in Norfolk in the UK . Students at Downham Market High School were forced to leave their belongings, including important course work that could affect their examinations, behind by asbestos expert, as the area had to be sealed off to prevent exposure to the potentially deadly fibers..

One parent said he was worried about his child’s health and work suffering He said: “It is a concern and I have been advised to write to our MP about this. I think it should be a priority to get rid of asbestos in schools; it does make you worry about the children’s health.”

An education official said: “We sympathise with the concerns of students, parents and staff at the school and would like to reassure them that a specialist consultant has carried out air tests at the school since Monday, and the level of asbestos fibres in the air were found to be below statutory levels.”

She added: “We are now conducting an investigation and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed. We will also be writing to students and staff with advice and details of support.”

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