Filed Legislation Calls for School CO Detectors

11:54 PM, Dec 8, 2012   |    comments
Still frame from news report on carbon monoxide detectors by WXIA-TV (Atlanta)
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Bibb County plans to install carbon monoxide detectors in 22 schools, and a lawmaker wants all Georgia schools to follow suit.

The legislation was filed Friday, four days after a carbon monoxide leak in an Atlanta elementary school sent at least 42 students and seven adults to the hospital.

The school did not have carbon monoxide detectors.

The bill from Representative Sheila Jones, a Democrat, would require that the detectors be installed by July 1 in every elementary and secondary school in Georgia.

The state's fire commissioner would set rules for the detectors with the state Board of Education.







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