Asbestos found in more Richmond River High classrooms
UPDATE: 3.15pm: Asbestos found in window sills at Richmond River High School has now forced the closure of another six classrooms.
This now means a total of 12 classrooms have been declared out of bounds to students.
The school updated information about the situation on it's website at 3.04pm this afternoon.
Work has started to remove asbestos from the affected classrooms by qualified contractors according to WorkCover guidelines.
Classrooms known to be affected include music, maths and computer rooms.
Asbestos has been found at Richmond River High School forcing the closure of six classrooms.
Students were issued a note today informing them that asbestos had been found in classrooms 22 and 24, which have been made out of bounds.
Further examination of classrooms today has revealedwindow sills in four additional classrooms are riddled with the deadly material.
A NSW Education Department spokesman confirmed the incident and is seeking to provide further details.