Science Experiment Leads To Hazmat Incident At Villanova - KMSP-TV

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>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Man Killed in Monroe Township Skydiving Accident

    Man Killed in Monroe Township Skydiving Accident

    Man Killed in Monroe Township Skydiving Accident

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:29:13 GMT
    A person was injuredafter askydiving accident in Gloucester, Washington Township on Sunday afternoon.Police say the parachute did not open. The person landed on Tuckahoe Road right across from the United Artists movie theatre, which is about a half mile from Cross Keys Airport.Police are currently on the scene still investigating.Stay with Fox 29 for any updates on this story.
    A person was injuredafter askydiving accident in Gloucester, Washington Township on Sunday afternoon.Police say the parachute did not open. The person landed on Tuckahoe Road right across from the United Artists movie theatre, which is about a half mile from Cross Keys Airport.Police are currently on the scene still investigating.Stay with Fox 29 for any updates on this story.
  • Campus Police: Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

    Campus Police: Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

    Campus Police: Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:24:21 GMT
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

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