High school evacuated after chemical spill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado Springs high school was evacuated after a teacher noticed unusual corrosion on the lock of a chemical supplies closet.

George Stone, principal of Aspen Valley Alternative High School, explains more than 100 students were forced to leave the school for about an hour Friday afternoon while a hazardous materials crew from the Colorado Springs Fire Department checked on the spill.

Officials determined that all of the chemicals were safely intact inside the cabinet, and that the residue of a mild corrosive that had previously spilled was responsible for the rusty discoloration on the lock.

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  • by Szabla Location: Location on Oct 6, 2012 at 08:53 PM
    What is wrong with these teachers, are they all ignorant?
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