This was revealed by Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw yesterday evening, hours after parents, who were summoned to a meeting at the Church of God in Jackson, St Michael, to update them on the state of the school, were left angry after it was cancelled without an explanation given.
Sharon Primary and the neighbouring Maria Holder Nursery have been plagued by environmental problems since last year which led to the schools, particularly Sharon, being closed many times.
However, on Monday, a week after the new school term opened, teachers and students fell ill again and the ministry closed the school for this week to investigate the problem.
Bradshaw, who is in Miami undergoing medical treatment, told the Nation via telephone that those investigations revealed a spray painting business located down hill from the school was the cause of the problem.
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