Asbestos Shuts Down SchoolMar 12, 2004 | www.cbsnewyork.com An elementary school in Brownsville, Brooklyn is closed because workers turned up asbestos in the gymnasium.
Workers were ripping up the floor in the gym at P.S. 219 when they noticed a white film settling on things. The school was closed.
Students, teachers and staff are being divided to three other schools -- P.S. 252, P.S. 232, and P.S. 268.
Asbestos removal work will be done before the gym floor is replaced.
The New York Edcuation Department says no students were near the gym when the asbestos fibers were scattered in the air.