Two Franklin schools reopen after air testing

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Two Johnson County schools will reopen for classes April 8 after air sampling showed no volatile organic compounds that had been detected earlier under concrete floors.

The Franklin Community Schools announced the decision for Needham and Webb elementary schools after the testing of a total of 44 indoor air samples from the two schools about 25 miles south of Indianapolis.

The district closed the schools March 21 out of “an overabundance of caution” after vapor samples from below concrete floors showed some levels of volatile organic compounds above standards recommended by state regulators.•

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