Dutchtown HS evacuated due to lawnmower leak, multiple people sent to hospital

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UPDATE:

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms that seventeen people have now been transported to a local hospital.

UPDATE:

Sheriff Bobby Webre stated that a leak came from a lawnmower.

That leak forced thirteen people to be sent to a local hospital.

Webre said, “it went through the vents and that’s how it got into the school.”

According to Sheriff Webre, the stronger odor came from the south wing of the campus.

APSO said the all-clear has been given.

UPDATE:

According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, four people have been transported to a local hospital.

UPDATE:

According to APS, some of the buildings have been cleared and some students are re-entering the school.

ORIGINAL:

Dutchtown High School is investigating an unknown odor, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

APSO stated that there is no real threat at this moment.

Firefighters are currently on scene investigating the unknown odor.

Jackie Tisdell, Public Information Officer for the Ascension Public Schools released this statement:

The whole school was evacuated due to strange odor coming through some of the buildings. Just to be safe they evacuated the whole school. Officials are checking it out. The school followed their evacuation plan & have students in the parking lots & behind the school on the football field.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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