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N.J. Elementary School Shut Down for Hazardous Material

By Mac     Dec 14, 2006 in Crime
A school is under quarantine and a teacher has been taken to the hospital this morning after opening a suspicious envelope....
NEW JERSEY: A teacher from Garfield Park Elementary School in New Jersey has been rushed to the hospital after opening a suspicious envelope in a classroom.
Witnesses claim the teacher's hand was burned severely immediately upon opening the envelope. Students have been contained in the classroom pending further investigation of the substance.
The FBI and federal agents are on the scene, as well as local authorities. The school is under quarantine and has been shut down pending more information on the safety conditions.
Authorities say about 425 students were removed from the school and taken to a nearby elementary school, while students who were in the classroom with the teacher remain confined to that room.
UPDATE: The teacher taken from Garfield Park Elem. to a nearby hospital has tested negative for both the smallpox virus organisms and anthrax. The cause of the burn to her hand and arm remain unknown. School and students remain under quarantine pending further information.
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