New Jersey

2 Students Faint After Chemical Leak at NJ Elementary School

A New Jersey elementary school was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a chemical leak caused two students to faint.

Elmwood Park schools Superintendent Anthony Grieco said in an email to parents around 2 p.m. that Gantner Avenue Elementary School was evacuated for the situation. But he said students were moved to another indoor location and were safe and warm.

According to the Bergen Record, which first reported the leak, two students fainted after the chemical glycol leaked from a heating unit on the building’s roof and circulated through the building’s heating system.

A third student complained about being nauseous, and a custodian and firefighter also were treated for sickness.

All those affected were released from the hospital by Wednesday night, according to the Record.

Officials said that glycol does not have any long-term hazardous effects.

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