Gaseous odor forces evacuation of students at P.S. 109 in Morris Heights

A gaseous odor forced the evacuation of students at P.S. 109 in Morris Heights Wednesday.

School officials say they evacuated the building after a gas-like substance filled part of the small annex behind the main building. Fire officials think the source of the odor was a mixture of harsh cleaning chemicals. According to the FDNY chief, the odor caused nausea and light headedness in about 25 children in the annex building.

The Department of Education told News 12 The Bronx the area has been cleared by Haz-mat and two other city agencies. Department of Education officials are reviewing the situation to make sure something like it doesnt happen again.

The Department of Education says P.S. 109 will be open Thursday and the back annex will resume classes as well.

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