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Report of Chemical Odor at Northwest Side School Sends Two Adults to Hospitals

Last Updated: 23 April, 2012

On Friday, April 20th, firefighters responded to reports of a chemical odor at a Chicago Northwest Side grade school. At least five ambulances arrived at the school in the 2000 block of North Mobile during the EMS Plan 1 and a Level 1 Hazmat response.

First reports stated the odor smelled like pepper spray and came into Luther Burbank Elementary School through ventilation that takes in outside air. When the first responders arrived, there was no apparent evidence of the pepper spray but a meter reading showed that the air quality contained elements of pepper spray.

Several students were checked over by medical responders but none were deemed seriously injured. Two adult were taken to West Suburban Hospital Medical Center and Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in good condition.

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