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Education Commissioner: Cordia school unsafe; Students must leave

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says the Cordia school building in Knott County "shall not be occupied by Knott County School District students after February 2, 2018."

OTTS CREEK, Ky. -- Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says the Cordia school building in Knott County "shall not be occupied by Knott County School District students after February 2, 2018."

WYMT obtained a copy of the order Thursday afternoon.

Pruitt says new issues continue to be identified regarding the use of the Cordia school building. That includes a leak in the fire sprinkler system.

Pruitt says a health and safety inspection on Jan. 11 also revealed previous issues remain a concern. Those include animal feces in the building, structural cracks and a back-up electric generator not working.

The students at Cordia must be reassigned to other schools or facilities by the Knott County Board of Education and Superintendent Kim King.

WYMT is in the process of reaching out to school officials.

You can read the entire letter from Commissioner Pruitt to Knott County school officials below.

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