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Two hospitalized after chemical release during classroom experiment at Glendale Community College

Two people were hospitalized with minor injuries Monday following a vent malfunction during a classroom chemistry experiment at Glendale Community College, officials said.

Multiple classrooms were evacuated from a campus building just after 11 a.m. as Glendale and Burbank hazardous materials crews responded to the school, according to Glendale Fire Department spokeswoman Brandy Villanueva.

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Paramedics treated three additional patients at the scene for minor injuries.

Around 1:20 p.m., the building was deemed safe and students were returning to class.

It was not immediately known which chemicals were used during the experiment.

Further details were not immediately available.

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Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

Twitter: @atchek

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