3 Bronx Schools Evacuated Over Carbon Monoxide Fears

Hours after Bronx school shut down, Washington Heights school evacuated over asbestos concerns

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010  |  Updated 1:23 PM EDT
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3 Bronx Schools Evacuated Over Carbon Monoxide Fears

NBCNewYork.com

What a nice day for a school evacuation!

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A building housing three public schools in the Bronx was evacuated this morning over concerns about carbon monoxide, authorities tell NBC New York.

Students in the building at 730 Bryant Avenue in Hunts Point were evacuated to the playground of nearby PS 48 about two blocks away, Peter Kadushin, Deputy Communications Director for the United Federation of Teachers, told NBC New York.

The students were evacuated just before 8:30 a.m. and were still on the playground by 11:30 a.m. Wednesday while the building was being ventilated.

No injuries were reported, according to The New York Times.

Just hours after the Bronx school was evacuated due to carbon monoxide concerns, a Washington Heights school had to be evacuated because of asbestos contamination, authorities tell NBC New York.
 

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