Chemical Spill Causes School Evacuation

By Dan Stamm
|  Thursday, May 9, 2013  |  Updated 1:40 PM EDT
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Chemical Spill Causes School Evacuation

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Students evacuated their high school this morning after a chemical spill in the building.

Absegami High School on Wrangleboro Road in Galloway, N.J. was evacuated before 10 a.m. as hazmat crews were called in, Galloway Township Police Detective Sgt. Donna Higbee told NBC10.

There were no reports of injuries.

Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District superintendent Steven Ciccariello told The Press of Atlantic City an odor was reported in the storage room where the chemistry labs keep their equipment.

Students returned to their classes just before noon, according the galloway Township Fire Department.

It's still not clear which chemical caused the incident.

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This is the second high school incident in as many days in South Jersey. On Wednesday, Eastern High School in Voorhess (along with a nearby private school) was put on lockdown after a holster was seen in a nearby parked vehicle. Police say there was no weapon in the parked vehicle as originally thought.

 


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