Students Sent Home Early After Chemical Leak

No Injuries Reported

Lebanon High School students were sent home early Friday after a chemical leak forced an evacuation at the school.

Science students spilled cyclohexene, a volatile, highly flammable liquid, Lebanon police Lt. Brent Wheat said.

"While attempting to clean up the spill, some of the liquid was poured into the drain," Wheat said.

Earlier, officials said a chemical used by a construction company to clean up grease leaked inside the building.

Students and staff were evacuated to the football field just after 1 p.m.

The leak was contained a short time later, but school officials decided to send students home early. They were released about 2:30 p.m.

No one was injured.

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