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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Employees say renovations inside a Dallas Independent School District high school are creating dangerous environments for students.

They’re afraid to speak out, so they asked Dominique Alexander, a community activist, to do it for them. But the school district said there is no danger to students.

“If a CPS worker went to someone’s house and saw that, they would remove the kids immediately,” Alexander said.

Alexander said he met with educators who work at South Oak Cliff High School. They showed him photos of the renovations work.

“These kids are exposed to electrical wires, plumbing, storm drainage,” Alexander said, “asbestos on the ground.”

South Oak Cliff High School Renovations

DISD spokesman Andre Riley said the heating and cooling system is getting an upgrade. The district also confirmed crews remove asbestos if they come across it during the project, but not during the school day.

“We admit, is that the perfect, ideal environment? No,” Riley said. “Are things beautiful and pristine? No. But the work we’re doing will benefit students.”

The district said the environment does not pose a danger to the students.

No students were at the school Friday because it was fair day. CBS 11 was told no one was available to let our crew into the school to see the renovations.

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