Testing for carbon monoxide negative at Minnesota school where 30 children sickened

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 7, 2014 - 7:45 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Minn. — School officials say it may not have been carbon monoxide that sickened 30 children and forced an evacuation of a southern Minnesota school.

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john287Feb. 7, 14 8:22 AM

The Springfield fire department doesn't carry a carbon monoxide detector? There's no reason to "suspect" carbon monoxide poisoning. They could have known a few seconds after they walked in the door.

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peoplewatchrFeb. 7, 14 9:00 AM

Why aren't there CO detectors in the school? Homeowners are required to have have them...why aren't schools?

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blorangeFeb. 7, 1410:24 AM

I wonder if it's a small case of mass hysteria. One child is legitimately sick, and others follow suit because they want to get out of rehearsal. Eventually, social pressure tricks others into thinking they are nauseous or have a headache, and we're left searching for a root cause that never existed.

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grandmajFeb. 7, 1411:02 AM

Why on WCCO did the mom state at the hospital her son showed HIGH levels of CO? What reading ability did the hospital do their statement on? As it is, any CenterPoint Energy tech has a reader on their truck.... I don't think a mass symptom issue was happening cause these are too many YOUNG kids with statements of how THEY felt, not knowing how you should feel with CO poisoning. Adults are smart enough to recall the 1-2-3 steps of the CO poisoning happening. And if a mass panic happened, symptoms checked out by EMTs at the scene would be able to help with their observations. Does NOT explain why hospital findings of symptoms were as such.

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