Students were evacuated from Turlock High School Tuesday afternoon when a pool chemical supplier erroneously pumped acid into the chlorine tank of the school’s pool.
“Our Head of Maintenance and Operations contacted the Fire Department to determine the next steps,” read a statement released by the school. “On the Fire Marshal’s advice, we evacuated students from adjacent classrooms and set up a perimeter to protect students from walking into the contaminated area. “
The Turlock Fire Department responded to the scene and later contacted the Stanislaus County Department of Environmental Resources, which responded to assist in decontaminating the area.
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No students were injured during this incident, however, the delivery driver was transported to a nearby hospital for a precautionary evaluation.
Scheduled water polo matches between Atwater and Turlock were postponed.