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3 Children, 2 Adults Hospitalized; Possible Carbon Monoxide

Carol City Elementary School in Miami Gardens was the site of what appears to be a carbon monoxide leak.
Carol City Elementary School in Miami Gardens was the site of what appears to be a carbon monoxide leak.

Officials say they were testing for carbon monoxide at a Miami Gardens school after three children and two adults were hospitalized.

The Miami Herald reports that rescue workers responded to Carol City Elementary School Wednesday afternoon after the alarm on a carbon monoxide detector went off.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says units took patients to two different local hospitals. Their conditions weren't immediately known.

Classes weren't being held in observance of Yom Kippur, but the Miami-Dade County Public Schools calendar has Wednesday listed as a Teacher Planning Day.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is toxic to humans and animals.

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