Three Hinsdale South High School students were transported to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in good condition Thursday morning after inhaling an herbicide being applied to a school courtyard, Tri-State Fire Protection District officials said.
Six people total, including three staff members, complained of nausea and headaches around 11:30 a.m. after the commercially available chemical came in through the windows and ventilation system, Tri-State Fire Chief Michelle Gibson said.
The students were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure since their parents weren’t available to discuss the situation, but they are expected to be fine, Gibson said.
“They’re in good condition, just a little panicky from the whole event,” Gibson said.
Classes in the three affected rooms in the Darien school's science wing will be relocated for the remainder of the day, Hinsdale South Principal Brian Waterman said in a statement.
"Our pre-eminent goal at Hinsdale South High School is to maintain the safety and welfare of our students and staff," Waterman said. "If new information should arise, we will continue to keep you informed."