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Elementary school evacuated due to gas odor


HOURS. ((ááTAKE PKGáá)) CHRISTIE STORY Stoughton Superintendent Dr. Tim Osanger story Stoughton Fire Chief Scott Wegner story THIS ALL STARTED AROUND 9 O’CLOCK TUESDAY MORNING WHEN STUDENTS AND STAFF AT KEGONSA SMELLED GAS. WORRIED ABOUT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS… IMMEDIATELY EVERYONE WAS EVACUATED FROM THE SCHOOL. -NAT- A NORMAL DAY QUICKLY TURNED SCARY AFTER A GASEOUS SMELL TOOK OVER THE SCHOOL 49:20 “The staff, their relationships with the students and they remaining calm and telling the students everything’s fine, helps the students tremendously.” TEACHERS CALMED STUDENTS DOWN AS FIRE OFFICIALS SEARCHED THE BUILDING. NO READINGS OF GAS WERE FOUND. 47:09 “What we discovered was that Alliant energy was doing some routine, off-site maintenance, and that our air handling units sucked in the smell.” THAT SMELL CAN CAUSE LIGHT HEADEDNESS… DIZZINESS… AND NAUSEA. -NAT OF THE 380 STUDENTS AT KEGONSA… 63 WERE SEEN BY EMS… AND 2 WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. 28:45 “The school did the right thing by evacuating and making sure that eveybody was safe.” 29:10 “It’s like the perfect reaction. THE STUDENTS WERE ALLOWED TO GO BACK INSIDE AND HAVE A NORMAL DAY AGAIN. FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THAT THEY RECENTLY HAD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GAS ODORS WITH THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT IN PARTICULAR. THEY SAY THAT AND OTHER EMERGENCY TRAINING HELPED A LOT IN THIS SITUATION. REPORTING IN STOUGHTON

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