Stagg High School evacuated after students, teacher fall ill

Stagg High School was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after six students and a teacher fell ill.
December 4, 2013 3:36:23 PM PST
Six students and a teacher became sick at Stagg High School, prompting an evacuation in Palos Hills.

They reported a smell within their math class and were transferred to local hospitals, according to officials. Stagg, located at 8015 W. 111th Street, was evacuated as a precaution around 1 p.m. Wednesday. Students were escorted to three nearby churches.

Fire officials said a school boiler may be to blame for a carbon monoxide leak, but have not released an official cause.

Several ambulances from various suburbs, including a HAZMAT team from Bedford Park, responded to the call, as did three Nicor trucks.

Students were released at 3 p.m. without returning to the school. School officials say classes will be held on Thursday, starting at 8 a.m. At that time, students should go to their 4A classrooms and retrieve the belongings they left behind during the evacuation. After that, they will proceed to first hour.

Zero hour classes are canceled for Thursday.