Hazardous Materials Teams Respond After Chemical Spill At Gackle-Streeter School
A teacher and student reported hearing a "popping'' sound coming from the storage cabinet
GACKLE, N.D. — No one was hurt when the Gackle-Streeter public school had to be evacuated on Tuesday after a chemical spill.
Hazardous materials teams from Fargo and Jamestown were called to the school after a bottle of magnesium powder broke open in the high school science classroom.
A teacher and student reported hearing a “popping” sound coming from the storage cabinet.
Students were evacuated safely and the chemical was cleaned up.
There was a risk of explosion if the powder would have come in contact with moisture or a heat source.
Classes resumed Wednesday morning.