Health officials find lead hazards at Pitt County school

GRIFTON, PITT COUNTY - The Health Department has found potential lead hazards at a Pitt County school.

According to the Pitt County Heath Department, lead was found at Grifton School at 513 McCrae Street.

Test results showed lead poisoning hazards outside the building that houses the art and special education classrooms, the Health Department said. Officials found lead within the exterior paint on the windows and wooden supports at each door. In addition, lead hazards were found within the soil outside the building, said the Health Department.

Brock Letchworth, the spokesperson for Pitt County Schools, said the district already has the materials to replace the windows.

Because the areas of concern are outside the building, health officials do no believe children were significantly exposed to the lead hazards.

The Health Department is working with school officials to remove the lead.

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