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149 Yonkers Students Hospitalized After School Is Evacuated Due to Mysterious Odor

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Students walk to board a school bus in Manhattan's East Village on January 15, 2013 in New York City. Drivers of the city's school buses are set to go on strike tomorrow after negotiations with Mayor Michael Bloomberg failed to reach an agreement; over 150,000 children will need to find an alternate method of transportation to school. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Photo: Mario Tama/2013 Getty Images

A “gas-like smell” prompted an evacuation at Yonkers Middle High School on Wednesday and sent 152 people — including 149 students — to the hospital. The smell started emanating from the cafeteria when students began reporting “eye irritation and shortness of breath.”

It’s unclear exactly what the source of the smell is, but we’re not ruling out Axe Body Spray.

149 Students Hospitalized Due to Mysterious Odor