LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State University has temporarily closed one of its dorms.

According to a news release, the university's Chandler Residence Hall has been shut down due to a mold problem.

The release says that university officials were notified Thursday that mold was found in a few rooms inside the residence hall. Thirteen students were moved out of their rooms and are temporarily living in an area hotel.

Other students affected by the mold problem are being moved permanently into Combs Hall.

“We recognize the inconvenience and disruption this may cause our students and their families, but we are committed to the safety and welfare of our students,” said Interim University President Aaron Thompson in a released statement. “We are taking every precaution to ensure that the rooms are cleaned and the mold is removed. The University routinely checks campus residence halls and buildings in order to maintain the safety of its students, faculty and staff.”

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