School’s out for Summer: Jordan Valley School students get early start to summer after chemical leak

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MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4 News)-Students at Jordan Valley School were evacuated Thursday morning after reports of a chemical leak in the basement of the school.

Jeff Haney, spokesperson for Canyons School District said one of the school’s custodians smelled a chemical odor coming from the therapy pool Thursday morning and immediately shut off the valves.

According to the school’s website, Jordan Valley School, located at 7501 South 1000 East, is a school specifically for students with severe disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, communication impairments, genetic disorders and syndromes, deaf–blindness and students who are extremely medically fragile.

Haney said within minutes students were evacuated and emergency officials were called.

“It was quite an exciting last day of school for the kids here at Jordan Valley,” Haney said.

Haney said Hazmat crews said it will take a few hour to clean up

“We’ve just called school for the day and say well, ‘Have a great summer! When you come back the school will be as good as new,” he added.

The exact cause of the leak is still being investigated.

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