Louisville Middle School students and teachers taken to the hospital

Strange fumes force officials to shut down two wings of Eiland Middle School

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 7:25 PM
Updated: Sep 27, 2018 7:25 PM

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now in the hospital after suffering from symptoms from exposure to an unknown agent. winston county emergency management director buddy king says this took place over the last three days at the eiland middle school. wtva's wayne hereford spent the afternoon in louisville and has this story. "cleaning activities continued here at eiland middle school where several kids and even some teachers were taken to the hospital after possibly smelling or breathing something. "we've taken every possible precaution to insure that our students are safe. louisville school superintendent randy grierson was forthcoming and leaving no stones unturned to protect his kids. "the numbers are still coming in but we've had several students and teachers and first responders that have been transported to the emergency room. all treated and released other than a couple that had some pre-existing conditions that required a little bit longer stay." there are two buildings being checked right now. the students were moved to other parts of the building for classes. the state poison control department has taken voluntary samples from some of the victims for further study. the school district is no ruling out the possibility that some students were vaping at the school, a practice which the school superintendent says is not illegal. "we have confirmation from a couple of these victims that they had participated in some vaping activities prior to feeling these symptoms." "i wish we had the answer. but i won't go to sleep until we find it our whenever that may be." according to a school district release, on thursday at least four students and one teacher reported symptoms. some were transported
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