June 9, 2010 - Parents are pushing for the Carlsbad Unified School Board to investigate what they believe is a cancer cluster at an elementary school.
More than 300 cancer cases have been reported within a three mile radius of Kelly Elementary School over the past 10 years. Several children have died, and many of the cancer patients attended or worked at the school.
Parents believe pesticide residue or overhead power lines are the cause. Wednesday night, they demanded the school board look into to the potential health hazard.
San Diego County health officials have launched a task force to investigate parents' concerns that the air, water and soil at the elementary school may be causing cancer in students.