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Ricky Schroder

Yanks Daughter From School

After Cancer Outbreak

10/17/2013 1:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ricky Schroder has such fears his daughter's Malibu school causes cancer ... he's yanked her out, and we're told other high-profile parents have similar concerns.

Ricky tells TMZ  ... the facts are scary -- 3 teachers at Malibu Middle School have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the last 6 months.  Seven other teachers have experienced severe migraines and others say they have skin rashes, hair loss and other ailments.

Ricky says the buzz around the school is that soil around the school is contaminated with PCBs, lead and pesticides.  Teachers also think the classrooms might be contaminated with mold.

Parents are now demanding tests for various contaminants, including radioactivity, asbestos and Ricky tells us ... he's physically removed his daughter from the school "as an abundance of caution" ... until it's determined it's safe for her to return. Until then, she's taking classes at home via independent study ... and about 25% of the students in her class are doing the same thing.

As for Ricky ... he says until he knows it's safe for his daughter to return to classes, she'll be homeschooled.

School officials are conducting more testing this week. According to a statement, preliminary tests showed "no unusual findings" for mold contamination ... and any mold found so far should not pose a health problem.

We've reached out to a number of school officials for comment ... so far, no response from them.


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Well SUE someone ferfookse!

340 days ago


3 teachers have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the last 6 months. Seven other teachers have experienced severe migraines and others say they have skin rashes, hair loss and other ailments.

School say, don't worry there's no mold problems.

Mold doesn't cause thess severe reactions.

340 days ago


One word: FUKASHIMA!

340 days ago

tippy katz    

smart. he's lucky he can afford to take her out. there are plenty of polluted public schools and parents who have no options. also, knowing ricky schroeder, it's a weird christian school. they're probably contaminating her intellectually, too.

340 days ago


i don't blame him! my building at work had mold problems, everyone started getting sick, well they tore the whole building down b/c the mold problems were so bad.

340 days ago


Scary. I was talking to a patient the other day whose grandmother lived in a senior citizen apartment building that was only about 5 years old and the entire apartment building had to be torn down because the wallboard was from China and there were some serious health concerns.

340 days ago


Yep, it's radiation from japan.

340 days ago

Dead account Delete at will    

indeed mold does not but I don't blame him for pulling his kid and home schooling. I'd do the same. Good for him for being a good parent.
See that people a good parent that cares for his kid. I bet he even knows his kids name as well
Eyes are lookin a bit glossy in that pic there little ricky

340 days ago


Radiation from Japan.

340 days ago


It's Fukushima fallout related, no joke. The west coast is being bathed in radiation from that plant and no one seems to care.

340 days ago


Good for him, I'd do the same for sure!

340 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Better check for Radon.

340 days ago


Whatever happened to those girls who had those weird symptoms (i forget what the symptoms were) but there was fear the school yard had chemicals from a train or something.

340 days ago


Whoa, that is frightening!

340 days ago


If you're living on the west coast you need to protect your thyroid with iodine supplements.

340 days ago
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