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2 transported to hospital after unknown odor forces evacuation at Weber High

By Liesl Nielsen, | Updated - Sep 17th, 2018 @ 5:01pm | Posted - Sep 17th, 2018 @ 1:00pm

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PLEASANT VIEW — An unknown odor forced the closure and evacuation of Weber High School in Pleasant View after several students became sick, officials said.

The odor caused students in one classroom to become ill Monday morning, and the whole school was evacuated soon after, said Weber School District spokesperson Lane Findlay. Classes were canceled for the rest of the day.

The North View Fire Department arrived on scene to investigate the odor and found low readings of carbon monoxide but couldn't find a source, according to North View Fire Capt. Dave Driggs. Fire personnel were unable to determine whether carbon monoxide made the students sick.

Fifty-seven students were evaluated, but only two were transported to a hospital for precautionary reasons, according to Driggs.

Fire personnel have determined the building to be safe, Weber School District officials said via Twitter, and school will resume tomorrow.

"District maintenance personnel, in cooperation with North View Fire, will continue to monitor conditions in the building to ensure students are safe," schools officials said in an emailed statement.


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