LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - Hundreds of students and staff will be relocated to several elementary schools in Lorain on Monday morning, after a mysterious smell forced officials to shut down a new building.
Admiral King Elementary School employees spent Saturday packing up desks chairs, books, and just about everything teachers and students will need in their new classrooms.
"They nervous about going to a new school. They hoping to see their friends in the same class and everything," said Amari Rice.
Rice has several kids that go to school at Admiral King, but they, along with the entire student body and staff, are moving to three new schools -- at least temporarily.
"The kids will all be picked up their regular times and be brought to three different schools," explained Jeffrey Hawks with Lorain Schools.
The three temporary locations are Lorain's other elementary schools, including Garfield, Toni Morrison and Washington. All three schools have the exact same floor plan as Admiral King.
The school closed earlier this week after a strange smell surfaced. School officials are working with the fire department and public utilities commission. They have ruled out Columbia Gas as the problem, but are still trying to pinpoint the source of the odor.
"Better they're working on it, getting it fixed, than smelling that gas," said Rice.