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Government Agency to Inspect Dallas Middle School to House Unaccompanied Children

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    Officials from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be in Dallas this week to inspect D.A. Hulcy Middle School as a possible site to house 2,000 unaccompanied migrant children expected in Dallas County.

    Editor's Note: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will perform the site inspections. Jenkins' office said he misspoke when he said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would conduct the site inspections. The story has been updated to reflect Jenkins' correction.

    Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be in Dallas this week to inspect a middle school as a possible site to house the 2,000 unaccompanied immigrant children coming to Dallas County.

    D.A. Hulcy Middle School is one of three sites that Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has proposed to house the children.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said this facility to OK to use as temporary housing. However, about a dozen people protested at the middle school over the weekend who believe the building is not good enough.

    Congressional candidate Eric Williams said a 2013 Dallas ISD facilities report for D.A. Hulcy Middle School shows the building could be at-risk for mold, asbestos and lead.

    NBC 5 is waiting to hear back from the Office of Refugee Resettlement on what they will specifically plan look for inside the school building.

    Once a site is chosen, shelter organizers said setting up the facility will happen very quickly.