No school at Springer Memorial tomorrow
Springer Memorial Secondary School will be closed tomorrow to facilitate cleaning of a storage area where Agroproducts and cleaning agents were stored on the school’s compound.
There was leakage of one of these Agroproducts, which reacted with a cleaning agent, resulting in discomfort for several students and teachers.
The school was immediately closed.
The Barbados Fire Service and medical personnel were called. Six students went to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to be nebulised and all students have been released at this time.
The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training in consultation with the Ministry of Labour, a hygienist, a HAZMAT specialist, assessed the situation.
Occupational Health and Safety specialists will be brought in to clean and sanitise the affected area tomorrow so that school will be ready for students and staff on Monday. (PR/SAT)