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Three SVMS students taken to hospital after science class evacuation

Original post made on Nov 20, 2014

Three students from Alamo's Stone Valley Middle School were taken to area hospitals as a precaution after reporting they felt unwell during a science class activity Thursday morning, according to a school district spokeswoman.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:32 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by OldHenry
a resident of Danville
on Nov 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Wow! How things have changed since I was in Middle School before Pearl Harbor. I think the school could collapse from an earthquake before any kids were sent to the hospital. Of course then a 12 year old could range 15 to 20 miles away from home on his bicycle just a long as he was home for meals. My chemistry experiments in the basement would put me in jail today, and those pipe bombs I made were ok as long as I set them off up the street in the vacant lot. I also had a gun by Mom didn't know about. I bought it at Sears in 1944, and they didn't even ask my name. Well, it all worked out ok as I did well in life to live in Danville.

Posted by Mom
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 21, 2014 at 7:10 am

My son has the forensic teacher for science and she said that the problem was their intake of too much carbon dioxide due to their safety mask not allowing oxygen in. So ironic.

Posted by Janice
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 21, 2014 at 7:43 am

And we wonder why our medical costs are so high.

Posted by Johnnie
a resident of Danville
on Nov 21, 2014 at 8:10 am

OldHenry, that is classic! Sounds like my upbringing in the 60's. We are raising a generation of very delicate kids.

Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Nov 22, 2014 at 11:48 am

I wonder what kind of masks we are talking about? The regular paper filter ones would never do this, so maybe they were more like respirators?

At Charlotte Wood, even though the science teachers rallied loudly to have one day (Weds or Thursday in this case) with an extra-long period for more lab time, it seems they really don't do much in those labs. Then again, considering how much stuff we used to light on fire and blow up when I was in 7th grade, maybe that's a good thing.....

Posted by Michele
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 25, 2014 at 1:21 am

Amagine being the mother of the child who was given no protective gear. And then she was transported to the hospital without her parents knowledge. I know exactly how that feels, because that was me.

Posted by Cedric
a resident of Stone Valley Middle School
on Nov 25, 2014 at 7:44 am

Does the district provide our science teachers with any safety training? This could have been worse.

Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Dec 9, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I hope these kids are ok.

[Portion removed due to repeated comments from poster making allegations about an incident in Danville that police have denied took place as presented by poster.]

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