Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sick Students at Calgary School Sent to Hospital as Tests Rule out Gas Leak

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sick Students at Calgary School Sent to Hospital as Tests Rule out Gas Leak

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Calgary school evacuated after students get sick

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CALGARY - Emergency officials are investigating what caused several students to become ill at a Calgary school.

A fire department spokeswoman said the students were feeling sick to their stomachs and dizzy while in the music room at Woodlands Elementary School.

The building was evacuated amid fears of a carbon monoxide leak.

An EMS official said 14 of the students who didn't feel well -- boys and girls between eight and 10 -- were taken to hospital in stable and non-life-threatening condition.

One other student went home with a parent.

The fire department's hazardous materials team and Atco Gas workers conducted tests at the school, but found no gas leaks.

The Calgary Board of Education said in a statement Wednesday that the school's water was also checked and found to be safe. …

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