Templeton Secondary evacuated after chemistry lab spill

The Vancouver Fire Departments says Templeton Secondary School was evacuated after a spill in a chemistry lab.

The Vancouver Fire Departments says Templeton Secondary School was evacuated after a spill in a chemistry lab. (Google Street View)

 

Templeton Secondary School was evacuated after a spill in the school's chemistry lab on Thursday.

A small amount of butyric acid — less than five millilitres — was spilled in the classroom and let off a pungent smell, said Elaine McKay, a spokeswoman for the Vancouver School Board.

The Vancouver Fire Department sent crews to the site to determine whether a hazardous materials team team was needed.

It found there was no danger or risk to the students' safety, McKay added.

 

Hazardous Materials Team on scene at Templeton School, assessing small spill and preparing to clean up.

 

School returned to normal later in the afternoon. 

A clean-up of the school will be done tonight to get rid of the smell.

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