All Gainesville, GA city schools to get carbon monoxide detectors after gas sickened students

Posted on: 4:45 pm, December 6, 2012, by

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials at a northeast Georgia school system vow to install carbon monoxide detectors in all school buildings by the end of the week after the gas sickened more than 40 students and some adults in Atlanta.

Gainesville City Schools officials tell The Times of Gainesville (http://bit.ly/XoCai4) the system already uses carbon monoxide detectors at its newer schools and in areas of higher probability of leaks, such as near gas lines.

Keith Vincent, maintenance and operations director for the system, says his crews will have battery-operated detectors installed in all schools — older buildings and newer ones — by the end of the week.

Georgia law does not require the detectors in schools, but some districts are considering adding them after Monday’s leak at Finch Elementary School in southwest Atlanta.

Source: The Associated Press