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Classroom assignment prompts firefighters, hazmat visit

Students were told to bring in elements on the periodic table; the teacher called authorities as a precaution

By Laura C. Morel
Tampa Bay Times

SEMINOLE, Fla. — A Seminole High chemistry assignment triggers a lockdown and a visit by firefighters and a hazmat team.

It started as a simple chemistry assignment.

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Tom Kelly Tom Kelly Wednesday, December 05, 2012 10:56:00 AM WTF? This could have really turned out a major disaster response...now could this happen again in any of our high schools.
Russ Gregston Russ Gregston Thursday, December 06, 2012 6:52:08 AM This falls solely on the teachers shoulders. He hopefully will think his assignments through before implimenting them.
Carol Ann Carol Ann Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:10:09 PM CHLORINE GAS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY First Responders ask federal administrations to consider adding secondary containment to rail tank cars used to transport chlorine gas, providing lifesaving safety to First Responders and the public they serve. See First Responders Comments at PETITION C KIT.

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