Angry Parents Pulling Children Out of Huntington Beach School Over Asbestos Concerns

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An asbestos scare has forced the indefinite closure of a Huntington Beach grade school and an examination of every campus in the district, leaving parents frustrated and some unsure where their children will go to school.

School officials estimated that Lake View Elementary will be closed five to 10 weeks as asbestos is removed from classrooms.

The campus is one of three schools in the Ocean View School District that had been closed this week because of asbestos concerns. District Supt. Gustavo Balderas' decision to close Lake View indefinitely comes on the heels of test results that showed widespread asbestos in several classrooms.

Parents of Lake View students said they are waiting for the district to come up with an alternate school site for their children.

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