School evacuated for ‘strange odor,’ turns out to be pumpkin spice

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BALTIMORE (WCMH) — A “strange odor” at a Baltimore high school that prompted an evacuation turned out to be the scent of pumpkin spice.

The school evacuated around 2:30pm Thursday after students reported smelling a strange odor, 11 News reports.

Fire officials say the irritant was, in fact, a pumpkin spice air freshener.

The school’s president said he thought the odor may have been a burned-out light bulb.

Officials said two students and three adults were taken to hospitals with unknown injuries, and dozens of students were treated at the scene.