Asbestos Contamination Rumors Fly at Shadyside High School, Superintendent Clears the Air
Rumors are circulating that the Shadyside High School gym is contaminated with asbestos, and that the asbestos floating all through the school. Superintendent John Haswell, however, says the rumors are simply not true.
Haswell said there is no threat and no contamination whatsoever. He said the gym floor removal, which will involve careful asbestos abatement, will not take place until school is out for the summer.
He emphasized that the gym floor was built in 1957, and like all older buildings, there is asbestos present.