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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Rescue squads transported five students to area hospitals for evaluation after a small chlorine leak at Pennsbury High School’s pool Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities in Bucks County.

The five students complained of difficulty breathing when the incident occurred at about 2 p.m.

Authorities say a chemical reaction in the pump room created a chemical cloud, so the fire crew ventilated the building.

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School officials reportedly received a call for a nurse to come to the pool house for possible chemical exposure just as a swimming class with 21 students was concluding.

Hazmat crews received a call shortly after and the building was evacuated, according to officials.

Pennsbury High officials contacted the parents of all 21 students.

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