HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — A New Jersey elementary school building has been forced to close due to a fungus infestation.

Students at Willow Grove Elementary School in Hackettstown stayed home Thursday from the fungus buildup. The students will have classes at the district middle school on Friday.

Superintendent David Mango says the fungus is due to high humidity and poor ventilation. Officials say consultants will be brought in to test the building.

The decision to close the building was made within a day of the fungus being brought to the administration’s attention.

Depending on their results, the school may remain closed into next week.

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