Suffolk students evacuated from science classroom

Suffolk students evacuated from science classroom

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Lakeland High School

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Posted on October 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 8 at 3:50 PM

Lakeland High School

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SUFFOLK-- Students in a Lakeland High School science lab had to be evacuated Monday.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue responded to the school around 9:45 a.m. after a student inadvertently combined ammonia and bleach, which let off the gas vapor Chloramin, authorities said.

All students in the class were immediately evacuated and the windows were opened and a fan turned on to help clear the air.

Five students and a teacher's assistant  complained of exposure and were treated at the scene and one of the students was taken to the hospital complaining of lightheadedness and a headache.

Fire personnel contacted state Hazmat officials, who endorsed the actions taken.

The classroom remains closed for the day as a precautionary measure.

Officials say the parents of the affected students were notified of the situation.

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