UPDATE: New Brockton schools closed amid reports of carbon monoxide leak

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UPDATED 8/16/19:

New Brockton High School and New Brockton Elementary School have been closed for Friday, August 16, amid reports of a carbon monoxide leak.

Friday morning, school officials notified parents via Facebook that both schools would be closed and that an investigation has been opened.

School officials have partnered with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and Coffee County EMA as the investigation continues.

UPDATED 11:44 PM:

WDHN has reached out to school officials, but none would comment.

The Coffee County Board of Education is expected to release more information Friday (8/16) morning.

WDHN also contacted some of the students’ parents, but has not heard back.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — At least four New Brockton students were reportedly taken to the emergency room Thursday with high levels of carbon monoxide.

According to two sources, a student collapsed from heat exhaustion around 1:30 p.m. When the ambulance arrived, another three students reportedly had episodes as well.

Once they were taken to Enterprise for treatment, it was discovered that the students had higher levels of carbon monoxide in their system. A specialist was brought in to see where the gas came from.

Paige Weeks will be following this story to get us more information on what happened.

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