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Students, teacher become ill after smelling odor at Glendale school

May 1, 2019, 12:27 PM
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PHOENIX — More than a dozen students and a teacher at a Glendale elementary school became ill Wednesday after smelling an unidentified odor.

Fire spokeswoman Ashley Losch told KTAR News 92.3 FM that 13 students and a teacher were treated at Sierra Verde Elementary School, located near 75th Avenue and Deer Valley Road.

None of those treated were taken to the hospital. Two buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

Losch said the Deer Valley Unified School District has an environmental hygienist trying to determine a source.

The district said on a statement on its website that it will also conduct air quality tests of the room.

School was not canceled Wednesday.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Ashley Flood contributed to this report. 

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Students, teacher become ill after smelling odor at Glendale school