BALTIMORE — An unusual smell prompted an evacuation and a hazardous materials response at a Baltimore high school.
But after five people were taken to the hospital complaining of upset stomachs, fire officials discovered the source of the smell: a pumpkin spice air freshener.
A suspicious odor prompted the evacuation of 200+ students at a HS school in Baltimore.
It came from a pumpkin spice air freshener. pic.twitter.com/idbdTKldWv
— Kurt Chirbas (@kchirbas) October 5, 2017
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after students and teachers detected a strong smell on the third floor. Several people reported difficulty breathing.
The fire department and a hazardous materials team were called. Fire spokesman Roman Clark said two students and three adults were taken to the hospital for stomach ailments.
Then, firefighters located a pumpkin spice air aerosol plugged into an outlet in a classroom.
Classes at the school resumed Friday.