Kenston Middle School set to reopen tomorrow after fumes sent students to hospital
BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Classes at Kenston Middle School are scheduled to resume tomorrow after multiple people were taken to the hospital after experiencing symptoms of dizziness from fumes.
According to Superintendent Nancy Santilli, students and teachers came to the office complaining of an unidentified odor in the school around 9:10 a.m. Authorities were called to the scene, and the building was evacuated as a precaution.
Upon further investigation, the odor was cause by fumes from a "roofing adhesive" brought into the building by an air handler. The roof is currently being worked on.
The building is now being ventilated, and Santilli anticipates meeting with contractors to discuss steps that can be taken to prevent this from happening again.
In all, 11 people (10 students, one staff member) were taken to local hospitals. The parents of the students were notified and are currently with them. While Santilli said she wasn't certain if any of them would be kept overnight, she clarified it "didn't seem" like that would be the case.