School evacuated for ‘strange odor’ that turns out to be pumpkin spice air freshener

Pumpkins (file photo)

BALTIMORE (WCMH) — A “strange odor” at a Baltimore high school that prompted an evacuation turned out to be the scent of pumpkin spice.

The school evacuated around 2:30pm Thursday after students reported smelling a strange odor, 11 News reports. Fire officials say the irritant was, in fact, a pumpkin spice air freshener.

The school’s president told 11 News the odor may have been a burned-out light bulb.

Officials said two students and three adults were taken to hospitals with unknown injuries, and dozens of students were triaged at the scene.

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