ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are still trying to determine what caused more than a dozen students to become ill at a northern New Jersey school last week.
Elmwood Park school officials have said a glycol leak from an HVAC unit on the roof at the Gantner Avenue Elementary School may have caused the students and some staff members to faint or feel sick.READ MORE: WHAT WAS THAT?: Why Delaware Residents Felt Earth Shaking Wednesday Morning
But speaking Tuesday night at a community meeting, they said a definitive answer hasn’t been found. Hazmat teams have been at the school monitoring air quality, but no other dangers have been detected.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Announce Arrest Of Teen In Shooting Of 7 People Outside Golf & Social Club, Highlight Encouraging Trend
The school was evacuated Dec. 13 after a few students became sick. More students and some staffers became ill the next day, and the school was closed Friday for environmental and safety tests before it reopened Monday.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Hospitals Seeing Sharp Increase In Number Of Children With COVID-19, Rising RSV Infections
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