City to Bronx School: Our Bad for Not Mentioning Your Cancerous Air

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08:  Deputy Mayor for Education Dennis Walcott speaks with City Council members a day after he was chosen by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the new Schools Chancellor for New York City following the departure of the controversial Cathleen Black on April 8, 2011 in New York City. Black, who came from a corporate background with little public school experience, is leaving after serving just three months in the position.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Deputy Mayor for Education Dennis Walcott speaks with City Council members a day after he was chosen by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the new Schools Chancellor for New York City following the departure of the controversial Cathleen Black on April 8, 2011 in New York City. Black, who came from a corporate background with little public school experience, is leaving after serving just three months in the position. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

At a meeting with parents last night, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott admitted that it should not have taken six months for the city to inform school officials at Bronx's P.S. 51 about tests in January that showed high levels of a cancerous toxin in the air. [NY1]