- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Savannah say a middle school is operating normally after high levels of Freon led to the building’s evacuation and sent 35 children to area hospitals.

Savannah-Chatham school officials said the students plus at least three adults were taken to hospitals following the Wednesday afternoon emergency at Myers Middle School.

Mark Keller, a spokesman for Savannah Fire and Emergency Services, said the students complained of headaches, stomach trouble, respiratory problems and dizziness. WSAV-TV reports that all of the students were later released from the hospitals.

Keller tells The Savannah Morning News that a hazardous materials team on Wednesday found fault with the building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system.

School officials said that after testing of the school and its operating systems, it was deemed safe for classes Thursday.



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