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Kenwood High School in Essex reopens Wednesday after 'potential asbestos' scare

Kenwood High School in Essex reopened Wednesday after closing early at 1 p.m. Tuesday when maintenance workers found “potential asbestos fibers,” a Baltimore County Public Schools spokesman said.

“Facilities crews did a thorough inspection and determined the area safe for students,” spokesman Brandon Oland said in an email Wednesday. “The early dismissal yesterday was done yesterday out of an abundance of caution.”

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The fibers were found during “routine maintenance” in two fire doors that were not inside classrooms, Oland said Tuesday.

“When they found that, they immediately closed off that area to students,” Oland said Tuesday.

After-school activities were also cancelled, according to a school system tweet.

The school reopened Wednesday and no areas were cordoned off, Oland said.

This story has been updated.

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