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Abbeville Co. School District addresses suspected mold problem, parents still concerned

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A suspected mold problem has some parents of Abbeville High School students on edge, but the district said they are taking care of it. 

Ashley Brantly, a rising senior at the school, said she has had multiple allergy attacks while attending. She said they only happen when she is at school. Brantly said she breaks out in hives, has trouble breathing and has gone into anaphalactic shock. She and her mother Tabitha Brantly said mold may be the problem. 

At her mother's request, the Abbeville Co. School District did some tests at the school. The tests came back negative for dangerous mold levels, though some mold was found. Experts said there was an unusual amount of carbon dioxide levels in certain classrooms, but one air test ruled out that as a cause of any sickness. 

Still, several students have complained of symptoms and Brantly's mother is concerned mold is the main culprit. 

As a result, the district said a thorough cleaning of the building was done in anticipation of the upcoming school year. 

One of the ventilation reports, though, recommended the 20 year-old air conditioning units be replaced. It is unclear if the district has plans to do that. 

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