Emergency services called to chemical spill at Purley school
5:44pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
Emergency services were called to a Purley school today after a chemical used by pupils in science experiments was found leaking from its container.
Police, medics from London Ambulance Service and firefighters from Purley fire station were called to Riddlesdown Collegiate in Honister Heights, at about 9.30am after a member of staff discovered the leaking container of bromine.
No-one was injured in the incident but the school library, which is next to the building where the leak was found, closed for about an hour while firefighters removed the container.
A notice on the school's website said: "We have discovered a very slight spillage of a chemical in an outside prep room which is off limits to students.
"In order to be sure it is dealt with professionally the fire brigade are now in attendance. The Collegiate is running as normal and there is no danger to staff or students."
The incident had been dealt with by 10.54am.
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