Asbestos scare at Binghamton school

By Matt Hicks

August 9, 2013 Updated Aug 9, 2013 at 11:27 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton school officials are taking action after asbestos is disturbed at one elementary school.

Calvin Coolidge Elementary has been shut down and summer programs there have been relocated after the incidental asbestos disturbance in a crawl space in the basement, according to a press release from the school district.

The area has since been sealed off.

Testing is also being performed at Theodore Elementary School, where educational materials had been taken to from Coolidge.

School officials will hold a special meeting 7:30 a.m. Tuesday to consider a resolution declaring an emergency, which would expedite the cleanup process.

It is not know at this time how long Coolidge Elementary will remain closed.