Robert Morris Elementary in Scranton Closed Monday Because of Air Quality Issues

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SCRANTON-- Robert Morris Elementary in Scranton will be closed Monday.

School officials say the building is being thoroughly cleaned this weekend after tests revealed air quality problems.

"The fact that they're doing it this weekend is very good because nothing really goes on at a school during the weekend. School is out so they have freedom and all the time to get it done as much as possible and as quick as possible," said Michael Morrison of Scranton.

School officials say the problems stem from flooding last month. Some nearby businesses and homes were affected too.

"I think it's surprising I guess. I didn't know there would be mold," said Noah Leety of Scranton, who attended Robert Morris Elementery.

School leaders say they will do more tests Monday after the cleaning to determine if the building is safe.

If it's not, there's no word on what will happen.

"I mean I think I have confidence in my school. I think they'll get it fixed before school comes back,” said Nathan Figliomeni, a fourth grader at Robert Morris.

"He loves his school and whatever it takes for them to get it fixed. I'm hoping they get it fixed. He loves his school, he loves his friends, he loves his teachers and vice versa,” said Brenda Figliomeni, Nathan’s mother.

School officials say they will be in contact with parents and students throughout the long weekend.