(BUHLER, Kan.) — A letter sent home with Buhler Grade School students Tuesday, may provide some relief for parents and teachers. But it didn’t provide many answers. The letter says Buhler Grade School is safe. This follows weeks of indoor environmental testing.
"I'm appreciative they acted on it as fast as they did,” parent Angie Ely said.
Ely worries about the high number of cancer cases involving teachers and staff at the grade school.
"I actually sent an email to the superintendent,” Ely said.
FactFinder 12 has learned more than a dozen teachers and staff members in the district have been diagnosed with cancer in recent years. Just last year, a first grade teacher and a second grade teacher died of cancer. At the beginning of this month, after parents stepped forward, the district hired American Metropolitan Environmental to investigate the grade school.
"I went to school here as a kid and I was worried about our future, my sister's future... so yeah, it was a very scary deal,” parent Sara Sollers said.