UPDATE: 4 Center Point Students released from hospital after mercury spill
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
CENTER POINT — Jefferson County Schools said four Center Point High School students have been released from Children’s of Alabama after a mercury spill in a science classroom.
According to a statement, four students and two adults were exposed to the mercury on Thursday, April 25. The students were taken to Children’s and the adults were taken to St. Vincent’s East.
Center Point Fire and Rescue along with Birmingham HAZMAT teams were dispatched to the school and crews contained the area.
School was canceled for Friday, April 25, in order for crews to clean.
Jeffco Schools said it worked with a mercury mitigation team to check all students and staff for possible contamination before they left the school at the end of normal dismissal.