Archdiocese of Chicago to test schools for lead this summer

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CHICAGO — The Archdiocese of Chicago is finalizing plans to test schools for lead this summer.

The water testing is expected to begin in early July.

In the wake of lead testing at Chicago Public Schools, parents began calling the Archdiocese to see if they’d be testing schools as well.

They’ll test for lead in at least 200 schools. The Archdiocese say there’s no imminent threat.

Here’s the full statement the Archdiocese provided to WGN:

The Archdiocese of Chicago is committed to conducting water quality testing in our schools this summer. Testing protocols are being finalized and testing will begin in early July. The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.