Further proof that the pumpkin spice trend has gone way too far?

Absolutely.

A school in Baltimore had to be evacuated due to an “overwhelming odor” , which turned out to be a pumpkin spice air freshener.

 

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Students were asked to leave the building as hazmat officials arrive on scene, resulting in 200+ kids hanging outside of the school wondering what the heck was going on.

Five students had to be taken to the hospital as precaution, according to USA Today.

 

 

From the Christo Rey Jesuit High School :

 

At approximately 2:30 PM today, students on the third floor of Healy Hall reported a strange odor. Principal Reap activated the School Emergency Plan and students and staff were safely evacuated. Once outside, students were provided access to restrooms and water. Emergency personnel, including the HAZMAT team of the Baltimore City Fire Department, quickly arrived to assess the safety of our students and the building. Emergency medical technicians evaluated several staff members and students, some of whom were treated on the scene. Five members of our community were transported to area hospitals as a precautionary measure. After extensive testing, the BCFD determined that the building was safe.

 

Lesson learned… Leave the basic-b air fresheners at home, kids.

 

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