Arta high school hit in chem­i­cal at­tack

Kathimerini English - - Front Page - BY NIKOS KON­STAN­DARAS

Po­lice in Arta, north­west­ern Greece, were yes­ter­day look­ing for the per­pe­tra­tors be­hind an un­prece­dented at­tack on a lo­cal high school with an in­dus­trial clean­ing agent that caused three teach­ers to be hos­pi­tal­ized with res­pi­ra­tory prob­lems.

Ac­cord­ing to lo­cal me­dia, un­known as­sailants poured a chem­i­cal, be­lieved to be a strong, cre­olin­based cleaner, into parts of the school.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called when stu­dents and teach­ers be­gan com­plain­ing of breath­ing prob­lems, prompt­ing the evac­u­a­tion of the premises. Re­gional au­thor­i­ties have or­dered the school closed as spe­cial crews re­move the chem­i­cal.

How or when the agent was ad­min­is­tered re­mained un­clear.

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