Fall is officially here.
“It was a smell that they certainly weren’t used to,” Bill Heiser, president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, told the Baltimore Sun. “It appeared to be getting stronger.”
The principal called for the school to be evacuated, and the Baltimore City Fire Department was called in, who then brought in a hazmat team.
According to Heiser and the fire department, several members of the school community complained of difficulty breathing and stomach aches. Five were hospitalized, the school said in a statement.
Spokespeople for the high school and the fire department could not be immediately reached for comment.