Avon High School evacuated after irritant in air - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Avon High School evacuated after irritant in air

Parents picking up their children after Avon high school evacuated. (Source: George Packo) Parents picking up their children after Avon high school evacuated. (Source: George Packo)
Avon high school students evacuated. (Source: WOIO) Avon high school students evacuated. (Source: WOIO)
AVON, OH (WOIO) -

A northeast Ohio high school was evacuated Tuesday due to an 'airborne irritant.' According to school officials a small number of students and teachers in the immediate area were having difficulty breathing.

When police arrived, the officer detected the irritant within the school building that was affecting students and teachers. The unknown irritant was contained to a specific hallway in the building.

Avon High School was evacuated around 2:30 p.m. and students were dismissed early for the day. The students were escorted to the Avon United Methodist Church where they were picked up.

Four students were transported by ambulance to University Hospitals Avon Emergency Center as a precaution.

At this time, the source of the unknown irritant is unknown. The Avon Police Department will be working closely with the Avon High School administration as well as the Avon Board of Education in an attempt to identify the source of the irritant.

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