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Hazmat Situation at Burnet Middle School

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Update: On Twitter, AISD officials say an attempted "acid bomb" was responsible for the evacuation. 

Original post (11:44 a.m.): The Austin Fire Department says five kids and three adults are being treated in a Hazmat situation at Burnet Middle School in Northwest Austin. The Austin Independent School District says the cause appears to be some sort of chemical substance found in a student restroom.

The patients report burning eyes and nausea. Some have been transported to Dell Children’s Hospital.

The entire school was evacuated for about 20 minutes. While everyone has now been allowed back inside, emergency officials are blocking off the area where the substance was found.

KUT News has a reporter on the scene and are working to get more information.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.