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High lead levels found in Grosse Pointe schools

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Posted at 8:13 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 20:13:17-04

The Grosse Pointe Public Schools System is taking action over a red flag raised by water testing.

Ten out of 130 samples at 15 schools have been found to be above that EPA's action levels.

The high lead levels were found at Barnes Early Childhood Center, Brownell Middle School, Defer Elementary, Kerby Elementary, Maire Elementary and Pierce Middle School.

High copper levels were found at Barnes and Pierce.

We're told it appears to be more of a problem with individual fixtures, rather than a systemic issue. 

The district says it is making the necessary changes and will have a schedule for ongoing testing.

You can find the complete list of initial results below:

Grosse Pointe schools water testing