SAN JOSE -- Reports of mold spreading through parts of San Jose State's aging School of Journalism building has campus administrators considering moving out some employees, just days before Monday's start of the fall term.

One faculty member said he has complained for more than a year about mold and its public health and safety hazards.

"The floors are buckling all over the building," said Jessie Pickett, an adjunct professor who provides technical support for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Professor and journalism school Director Bob Rucker said that so far it seems the problem is plaguing only the eastern half of the building, not the side with most of the classrooms, but that the main journalism room is showing signs of damage.

Moving some employees out of their offices is a possibility, Rucker said.

Pickett said the air quality worsened this week after a wall was torn out, and that two of his co-workers appear to have been sickened by it.

"I'm doing good," he said. "I just get a headache every day."

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