Carbon monoxide sickens 12 and shutters Berks County school

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 8, 2019 7:50 AM

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(Fleetwod) -- A Berks County school has been shuttered after a dozen people were sickened there by carbon monoxide.

Fleetwood Area Schools Superintendent Greg Miller says a community theater group was practicing for a play in the district's middle school when group members started getting sick around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Twelve people were treated at hospitals and are expected to recover.

Authorities eventually determined that carbon monoxide caused the problems, and classes there were canceled Friday as a precaution.

The rest of the districts' schools were not affected.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the carbon monoxide issues.

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