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Three high school classrooms evacuated in PV
Students reported feeling ill; classrooms deemed safe

Local firefighters inspected three classrooms at Bradshaw Mountain High School for any hazardous materials Monday afternoon, Dec. 3. The three classrooms were evacuated earlier in the day when students reported feeling ill.
Photo by Max Efrein.

Local firefighters inspected three classrooms at Bradshaw Mountain High School for any hazardous materials Monday afternoon, Dec. 3. The three classrooms were evacuated earlier in the day when students reported feeling ill.

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The Prescott Area Hazardous Materials Response Team was called to Bradshaw Mountain High School midday Monday, Dec. 3, to inspect several classrooms. Three classrooms were evacuated earlier in the day when students reported feeling ill.

Three classrooms at Bradshaw Mountain High School were evacuated midday Monday, Dec. 3, after students reported feeling ill.

The Prescott Area Hazardous Materials Response Team responded to the school along with two fire engines, a battalion chief and two Lifeline ambulances.

Firefighters checked each room with air monitoring meters, but found nothing dangerous present.

“The building was cleared and deemed safe before students were allowed to go back in,” said Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Fire Marshall Rick Chase.

Ramon Rosario, Director of Maintenance for the Humboldt Unified School District, was the person who called 911.

He tried going into the classrooms after they were evacuated, but started coughing when he did. From what he could tell, some kids may have sprayed pepper spray into at least one of the rooms.

“Pepper spray just gives you that thing in your throat,” Rosario said. “Looks like some typical kid shenanigans, but I was thinking I better make sure.”

None of the 45 or so students evacuated were transported to the hospital or treated at the school.

“Most of them felt sick, but we moved them over to the library as soon as it started happening,” Rosario said. “They were all okay.”

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