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Science experiment results in SCTA evacuation

Posted at 6:55 PM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 21:55:23-05

Southwest Career and Technical Academy was evacuated Friday morning because of a possible hazardous situation.

The incident was reported at 7:58 a.m. According to initial reports, an odor in the school's chemistry lab forced the evacuation. It was later learned that students were conducting an experiment with sulfuric acid and sugar and there was a chemical reaction that resulted in fumes that irritated the eyes, noses and throats of students in the affected classroom.

There were 34 students and 1 teacher in the classroom at the time.

The school was evacuated as a precaution and the students and teacher were checked.  No students were seriously injured.

The school is located on West Shelbourne Avenue, near South Rainbow Boulevard and West Windmill Lane.