Hazmat Crew Dispatched to School Because…

Oh readers, I bet you of all people can guess WHY a hazmat crew was dispatched to  Seminole High School in Florida yesterday. According to this WTSP report, it was to save kids from a dangerous chemical a student brought into the building: MERCURY! In a THERMOMETER!

The kid brought it in as his homework, to illustrate a substance from the periodic table. But once it was discovered, says WTSP:

…the school went into lockdown.

Deputies say the thermometer was discovered as the substances were checked before going through the school.

No one was put in harm’s way, but a hazmat crew was there as a precaution.

A precaution against what? Everyone at school might get sickened by stupidity? If so, they were too late. – L.

Can you get mercury poisoning from just looking at this photo? Better not look, just as a precaution.

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