Indefinable pungent smell: 38 students slightly injured
In a school in East Frisia, 38 children were slightly injured on Tuesday. Several students complained of coughing and nausea in the morning. There was an indefinable, acrid smell in the building.
Three students were brought to a clinic
In a school in Veenhusen in East Frisia, 38 students were slightly injured on Tuesday morning. The urge to cough and nausea had troubled them. As the fire department of the Leer district announced, evacuated rescue workers had cleared the entire school. According to the information, the students were temporarily accommodated in the sports hall. 38 of them were treated with minor injuries, three were hospitalized for examination.
No cause of acrid smell was found
It was said that those affected perceived an indefinable and acrid smell in a hallway. Various investigations, including in the false ceilings, and the use of a measuring vehicle, however, did not provide any information about the cause of the smell. After about an hour and a half, the students were allowed to go back to their classes. Biting smells can have many causes. In schools, tear gas or pepper spray is often the trigger. Just a few weeks ago, 47 students in Hannover were injured by irritant gas, 19 ended up in the clinic. Inhalation of such an irritant usually causes cough, shortness of breath and nausea. In addition, there is often an unpleasant itching sensation on the skin. (ad)