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LeRoy community voices concerns over student illnesses

Members of the school board in LeRoy faced questions from the community during a public meeting on Saturday.

Board members attempted to calm the fears of many that environmental conditions, particularly potential contamination from a chemical spill decades ago, are the cause for Tourette's-like symptoms that have affected at least eighteen students. Schools Superintendent Kim Cox attempted to assure the audience that Studies by the State Department of Health and an independent researcher have cleared the site of chemical contamination.

"Today is about what our next steps are in order to assure our community that this school and this community is a safe place to be."

Many residents are still not comfortable with the conclusion forwarded by medical professionals that the malady is psychological in nature. They are demanding that more testing and other protective measure be taken.
 

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