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Hydrochloric acid spill prompts evacuation at Hume-Fogg High in Nashville

(Fox 17 News)

Metro communications said Hume Fogg High School was evacuated due to an acid spill in a science lab.

The call went out at about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. The entire school is being evacuated and students are being sent to First Baptist Church just off 7th and Broadway.

Office of Emergency Management said the spill will take a while to clean up. Students won't be allowed to re-enter until the building is deemed safe.

Fire crews said 3 to 4 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled. There were no injuries.

Drivers should expect delays in the area as some parts of Broadway are blocked.

This is the second day of classes for Metro students.


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