Science Experiment Leads To Hazmat Incident At Villanova - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

9 Fall Ill After Science Experiment Prompts Hazmat Incident At Villanova

Posted: Updated:
Several emergency vehicles are seen outside of a building on the Villanova campus Tuesday. Several emergency vehicles are seen outside of a building on the Villanova campus Tuesday.
Students are seen waiting outside of a building on the Villanova University campus Tuesday. Students are seen waiting outside of a building on the Villanova University campus Tuesday.
Emergency crews stand outside of Mendel Hall Tuesday. Emergency crews stand outside of Mendel Hall Tuesday.
BRYN MAWR, Pa. -

The building on the Villanova campus where a science experiment prompted a hazmat situation is expected to reopen, university officials announced.

Eight students and a faculty member were taken to the hospital Tuesday after the science experiment triggered the hazardous materials situation inside Mendel Hall on Villanova's campus.

FOX 29's Dave Kinchen reports the students and faculty member reported asthma-like symptoms, and one person even reported a bloody nose.

Emergency crews stood outside of the building minutes after the incident, ready for any possible patients while dozens of students waited outside.

The science experiment was being conducted as part of a freshman science class, emergency responders said.

In an alert issued Tuesday evening, the university said that emergency responders determined the situation at Mendel Hall was resolved and that classes and activities would resume Wednesday morning.

Officers were made available to students who needed to retrieve any belongings left inside at the time of the incident.

The school says local emergency responders are investigating the cause of the incident.

Scroll down below this story to see a slideshow.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:31:43 GMT
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
  • DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death

    DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:24:27 GMT
    Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged.
    Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged.
  • Forest Fire Burning In Cumberland County

    Forest Fire Burning In Cumberland County

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:17:05 GMT
    Skyfox was over the scene near Ackley Road in Downe Township Wednesday night.
    Skyfox was over the scene near Ackley Road in Downe Township Wednesday night.
ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices