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Investigation, cleanup continue at Johnson middle school

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Parents wait outside Walter Johnson Junior High School in Las Vegas amid a hazmat investigation on Sept. 7, 2016. (Source: FOX5) Parents wait outside Walter Johnson Junior High School in Las Vegas amid a hazmat investigation on Sept. 7, 2016. (Source: FOX5)
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The investigation and cleanup continue over the weekend at Walter Johnson Junior High School, after a hazmat situation earlier in the week, according to school officials.

[READ: Hazmat investigation continues; middle school classes canceled Friday]

Clark County School District officials said the Environmental Protection Agency is cleaning the junior high school this weekend and continuing to screen student belongings.

More than 700 bags of personal effects have been cleared and 226 families called, with 111 bags picked up according to the school district as of Saturday 1 p.m.

Families notified that their belongings are ready for pickup can go to the front of the school between the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The school district also said that if families are concerned about additional clothing that may have been in contact with the mercury can bring them in a plastic bag to the school for assessment during those same hours.

Nearly 50 families have brought bags of clothes to the school for screening and 10 have been kept for further evaluation according to the EPA. While all 7 buses that service the school have been cleared.

EPA staff also visited homes in the area to check for possible contamination prior to the discovery on Wednesday, and all 8 of those homes were assessed and cleared, with more home visits scheduled.

The CCSD said a representative from the Southern Nevada Health District will be at Johnson Junior High School Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to answer any questions parents might have.

The school will continue to be cleaned and cleared according to the school district by the EPA, and once a determination has been made regarding Monday classes a message will be sent out on ParentLink.

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