School officials say environmental testing at John Bernard Croak Memorial School has deemed it safe for the children to be in the classrooms. “We’ll be monitoring the situation throughout the construction period,” said Michelle MacLeod, spokesperson for the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education. Work at John Bernard Croak ceased Oct. 22, after roof construction caused excessive noise and vibration in the school resulting in some debris falling from the ceilings in several classrooms. In an earlier statement MacLeod said the centre issued a stop work order until measures could be put in place that ensured construction activities were not causing excessive vibration or noise while students are present. Samples of the debris and air were sent to EMSL Analytical Inc. in Ontario for testing to determine composition and the results were sent to EXP Services in Sydney which prepared the analytical report. The conclusion of the report states the classrooms, hallways and lunch room can be safely reoccupied. The report details there was no detectable asbestos fibres in air sampling and bulk sampling showed no detectable asbestos fibres in the dust collected. The total ...