White powder discovered at Hartford school

white powder

(WFSB)

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) — Emergency crews were called to a school in Hartford after a white powdery substance was found by some students.

The incident was reported on Monday before 2:30 p.m. at the Burns Latino Studies Academy, according to fire officials.

Fire officials said while at recess, some students found an object, possibly a stress ball, that emitted a white powder.

The substance was tested and determined it is not hazardous.

The school was put on lockdown as a precaution, but students have been sent home at this point.

The school is located on Putnam Street.

While crews were at the scene, one of the fire trucks was hit by a car.

No injuries were reported.

 

 

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