AJC: Students, Adults Overcome By Carbon Monoxide At Atlanta School

Source: Mike Morris and John Spink / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Nearly 50 people were taken to local hospitals Monday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a southwest Atlanta elementary school.

The incident began about 8:30 a.m. at Finch Elementary School in the 1100 block of Avon Avenue near Lee Street.

“We received reports of five or six people unconscious,” Atlanta fire Capt. Marian McDaniel told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Crews arriving on the scene did not encounter anyone that was unconscious, but there were several students and teachers feeling ill.”

Forty-three students were taken to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, and a spokesperson for Grady Memorial Hospital told Channel 2 Action News that six adults were being brought in for evaluation.

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