PHOTOS: Edgewater Elementary Parent Shares Mold Pictures

Gary Fritter, a local parent, shares his photos with Patch after visiting the school Monday to inspect his concerns about the schools environmental safety.

Ever since Meghan Firtter began attending last fall, her father, Gary, said she has suffered respiratory issues. 

"She's had migraines, sniffles and several respiratory infections," Fritter said. 

After visiting the school Monday to inspect , Fritter snapped several photos of what he called "serious issues." The local dad and government consultant said he found mold near a ventilation unit and checked out the infamous crawl space.

Fritter said the most disturbing thing he discovered was a broken drainpipe from the school's roof that dumps metric tons of water into an open pit.

Examine Fritter's photos from his visit above. 

Have you visited Edgewater Elementary?

Sandy Myers February 04, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Please email these photos to newsroom@wjz.com They need these to get this out there for our family to get a new school sooner!!
Gary Fritter February 09, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Hello Everyone, If you would like to sign the petition for Edgewater Elementary School (EES), please use the link below. If you think you know someone that might also be interested in standing with us, please share the link with them via email, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Google +. http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-martin-omalleyjohn-leopoldkevin-maxwellpatricia-nalley-a-feasibility-study-in-2013-funding-for-ees-new-school-construction.
Gary Fritter February 09, 2012 at 11:48 PM
These pictures clearly show that this pipe (from the roof) was not connected to the drainage system. The rain runoff from the roof was draining directly into the ground and setting under that side of the school. That's a lot of water, times a lot of years! Standing water under the kindergarden classrooms and first grade classrooms..how nice. I am certainly not pointing fingers. I nor my PTA are looking to blame anyone for the schools condition. We aren't interested that line of reteric. We are merely focused on getting our Feasability Study funded and conducted in 2013 and funding available right away for a new school. The School Board has allowed our voices to be heard at school board meetings, many of their operations and building management folks have attended meetings to gather information. I believe their hands are tied with regard to getting us what we really need. This isn't just for our children...our EES teachers and staff are going through this with them everday. God Bless them. Our PTA has a wondeful leader and the parents of EES will not let this rest. So, let our voices be heard, let our prescence be felt - we shall prevaile.


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