Mesa school evacuated due to nearby hazmat incident

A Mesa school was evacuated on Thursday due to a nearby hazmat situation.

In a statement, Mesa city officials say a chemical incident happened at the Brimhall Aquatic Complex at around 7:30 a.m.

"Paramedics treated seven patients, including five Mesa employees and two program participants. They were transported to local hospitals for additional treatment," read a portion of the statement. "Mesa Fire and Medical Department crews will remain on the scene working alongside of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. A hazmat disposal company has also been brought to clean the site."

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Franklin Academy at Brimhall was evacuated as a result, according to officials with Mesa Public Schools. 28 students were on campus during the incident.

"Summer school had not started for the day and was canceled for today," the district said in a statement. "Buses on their way to summer school were routed to Madison Elementary for their families to pick up their students."

Mesa city officials say the pool at Brimhall will remain closed on June 7, as cleanup efforts continue, but the rest of the campus will reopen.

"The Dive-in movie night scheduled for tomorrow at the pool has been postponed until Friday, June 14," read a portion of the statement.

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Franklin Academy at Brimhall in Mesa was evacuated on Thursday due to a nearby hazmat incident.

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