Fire crews respond to Kingston Elementary School for students & staff feeling ‘dizzy’

KINGSTON, Mass. — First responders in Kingston responded to Kingston Elementary School Thursday morning after students and staff at the school reported feeling dizzy and ill in the second grade wing of the school.

The Superintendent of the Silver Lake Regional School District, Dr. Jill Proulx, initially told Boston 25 that they “had a report from a few staff who felt dizzy. The Kingston Fire Department is on scene and assessing the situation.”

The Kingston Fire Department later reported that a total of ten staff and students were evaluated on scene before a decision was made to take some people to the hospital.

Five adults were taken to the hospital complaining of light headedness, dizziness and nausea. No students were taken to the hospital.

Students and staff were allowed back into school buildings by midday.

At this point, it’s unclear what may have caused people to feel ill. Both the fire department and the school facilities department are looking into the issue.

There were no elevated carbon monoxide readings, according to the Kingston Fire Department.

The principal of the school sent a note to families that fire crews evaluated the building and that it was safe for students and staff to return to the buildings.

The principal said the school would be dismissing at the regular school time and thanked families for their patience as they made sure the building was safe for all.

The Kingston Elementary School is located at 150 Main Street in Kingston.

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