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.


Alene Tchekmedyian,

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