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Sep 21, 2016 12:48 PM

UPDATE: Keene superintendent says students, staff safe during hazmat investigation


KEENE — The superintendent of Keene High School says students and staff are safe during the potential hazmat situation.

READ: Officials: Hazmat situation being investigated at Keene High School, avoid area

As of 12:15 p.m., officials from Keene Fire and Police continue to evaluate the potential hazardous materials found at Keen High School, the superintendent wrote.

The area of the situation has been isolated, and safety precautions have been administered to ensure the safety of all the students and staff in the building.

"While I understand that it is disconcerting for parents to have limited information at this time, I would like to assure everyone that personnel from Keene Police and Fire as well as school district personnel are working in concert to assure the safety of everyone at Keene High School," said Superintendent Robert H. Malay in a press release.

The public is still asked to avoid the high school.

NH1 News will provide more information as it becomes available.

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