SLHS: Evacuation Follow-up



Dear Seahawk Parents and Community,


It is believed some type of aerosol was apparently discharged in the hallway in the vicinity of the library this morning which prompted us to evacuate the building.  As a precaution, five students and one teacher were taken to Reston Hospital for treatment. They have all been released. Others affected by the spray were treated at the scene.  The fire department quickly responded and we were allowed to return to the building about 50 minutes later to resume normal operations.  The fire department and hazmat team determined that the odor was not related to our on-going construction.


My office, with the assistance of a SRO and the FCPS Office of Safety & Security, is conducting a thorough investigation of this incident to identify the individual or individuals responsible.  Appropriate disciplinary consequences will be assigned in response to this very serious event and criminal charges are also a possibility. 


I want to commend students and staff for their cooperation during this incident.  The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority and we will continue to be diligent in our efforts to provide a safe learning environment. 


Thank you for your support and understanding.  If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the school.


Kim Retzer