Father Judge High School closed Tuesday

Father Judge High School will remain closed Tuesday as health officials further explore the irritant in the school that affected the eyes and skin of cheerleaders and spectators at a Sunday event.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia sent the notice out early Monday evening:

“Father Judge High School will be closed on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 due to the situation that led some attendees at Sunday’s cheerleading competition at the school to seek medical attention for eye and skin irritations.

The school was closed today because of a previously scheduled in-service for teachers.   Health and safety officials spent the day inspecting the school’s gym but could not determine the source of the irritant.

 The school will remain closed tomorrow out of an abundance of caution and so that officials can do additional testing.  Parents are being informed at this hour of tomorrow’s closure.  No decisions regarding any day beyond tomorrow have been made.”

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