New Jersey Students, Faculty Sent to Hospital in Lab Experiment Gone Wrong

A lab experiment gone wrong sent 12 New Jersey high school students to a nearby hospital early Monday morning, officials said.

Twelve students and five faculty members from Kingsway High School in Swedesboro, Gloucester County were taken to the Crozer Chester Medical Center by school bus after a mishap during an experiment in the chemistry lab emitted fumes around 7:40 a.m., Superintendent Dr. James J. Lavender confirmed to NBC10.

The entire student body was evacuated and sent to the nearby middle school, said Dr. Lavender.

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Following an inspection by the Gloucester County Hazardous Materials Team, clearance was given and students returned to class.

No word on what experiment the students were working on when the accident happened.

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