Medical guidance sought after contamination closes school


              "We don't blame you all, but we want to hear what's going on because these are our babies," said Patrice Strickland, who returns to her seat after speaking out during the public portion of a Hazelwood School Board meeting addressing a report that elevated levels of radioactive waste found at Jana Elementary School, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at the Hazelwood School District Learning Center in Florissant, Mo. Strickland has two children who have been attending school virtually since August. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              "Virtual school is not the answer," said mother Cheryl Lane, right, who leaves a Hazelwood School Board meeting with her two sons, Aaron, 9, left, and Andrew, 7, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at the Hazelwood School District Learning Center in Florissant, Mo. The board announced elementary students will switch to virtual learning after radioactive waste was found at Jana Elementary School. "My kids have been virtual since the start of the school year and they are not learning," said Lane. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Jana Elementary School, left, which is in the Hazelwood School District, is seen on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 in Florissant, Mo. Elevated levels of radioactive waste were found at the school, according to a recent report, and the parent-teacher association wants an open public meeting to discuss it. Coldwater Creek, right, which is prone to flooding, was contaminated by waste from nuclear bombs manufactured during World War II. Photo by David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              This aerial photo shows Jana Elementary School, in the Hazelwood School District, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 in Florissant, Mo. Elevated levels of radioactive waste were found at the school, according to a recent report, and the parent-teacher association wants an open public meeting to discuss it. Nearby Coldwater Creek, hidden by a line of trees next to the field to the right, which is prone to flooding, was contaminated by waste from nuclear bombs manufactured during World War II. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A school bus arrives at Jana Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 in Florissant, Mo. Radioactive samples were found at the Hazelwood School District school, according to a recently released report. Nearby Coldwater Creek, which flooded in August, was contaminated by waste from nuclear bombs manufactured during World War II. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Medical guidance sought after contamination closes school