Officials from the Indiana Department of Health, Lebanon Community School Corporation, and the City of Lebanon Fire Department worked in cooperation to investigate air quality and public safety concerns at Perry Worth Elementary School. The investigation stems from a series of reports of odors in the school, culminating in a complaint filed with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, who in turn referred the case to IDOH. The nearly 60-year-old building is currently undergoing extensive renovation and construction and has remained open throughout the project.
Based on the results of three separate air quality tests, officials have concluded the school is safe for normal operations. The Indiana Department of Health will release a detailed report to school officials in the coming weeks. School and Fire Department officials will continue to monitor air quality and provide updates to the public when available. We urge anyone who notices gas odors or experiences symptoms such as sudden onset of headache or nausea to contact 9-1-1 immediately.