Multiple Schools are heavily polluted by tear gas
Police has been shooting tear gas in Austin Road and Gascoigne Road in Jordan, polluting the schools nearby. Diocesan Girls’ School, St. Mary’s Canossian College and primary schools had to continue class suspension. The two schools commissioned professionals to clean up toxic chemicals left by tear gas. For other schools, the Education Bureau had announced yesterday (17/11) that class will be resumed today (18/11).
Diocesan Girls’ School claimed that police took their action near the school on Monday(18/11) so the school had to commission professionals to clean up tear gas and other pollutes in school. Professionals will evaluate the pollution in school to ensure that staff and students can resume class safely. Therefore, the school decided to continue class suspension for the whole week and that class will be resumed on next Monday (25/11)
St. Mary’s Canossian College, which is opposite to Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) also announced yesterday (17/11) that class suspension will continue due to the current situation. The school’s parents and teachers association had meetings with the Education Bureau on cleaning the tear gas in school. The school had formed a team for cleaning up toxic chemicals and will outsource the cleanup work. The school will ensure that class will only be resumed after all toxic chemicals are cleaned.
Other schools polluted by tear gas in the same district include Methodist College,Yaumati Catholic Primary School, CCC Wanchai Church Kei To Primary School and T.W.G.Hs. Lo Yu Chik Primary School, which announced class suspension till today (18/11) or this Saturday (23/11).