The extent of mold varies from room to room, CLEET spokesman Steve Emmons said.
"Some of them, you can see it in the walls, it's in the vents, it's in the woodwork.Others are just minor spots where you can hardly tell," Emmons
A cadet reported mold in his
room June 21 upon graduating from the last academy, Emmons
said.A subsequent inspection confirmed the extent of the problem, Emmons
"They decided we immediately needed to shut this down," he
said tests indicated the mold isn't a toxic strain, but it can cause allergic reactions.
Cadets won't be allowed back until the cause is determined, he
"They don't want to clean it and have it come right back," Emmons
said it's possible that Oklahoma's unusually rainy summer played a role in the mold growing.
Fortunately, the university has had rooms available with most students gone for the summer vacation, Emmons
"But we just started a nine-week academy, so we'll be here when the school semester begins," he