Two students suffer chemical burns at Near West Side high school

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Two students at a Near West Side charter high school were taken to a hospital with chemical burns Friday morning.

The students were taken to Stroger Hospital in fair-to-serious condition from a school in the 1200 block of South Damen, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight said just before 11 a.m. Their ages and genders were not immediately known.

UIC College Prep is located at 1231 S. Damen, but a spokeswoman for Noble Network of Charter Schools said she could not comment on the situation Friday morning.

Firefighters responded to a still and box alarm, and a HazMat alert was also called. The alarms have since been canceled.

It was not immediately clear how the students suffered the burns, Knight said.

Unconfirmed dispatch reports said there was a fire in a chemistry lab on the third floor.

Chicago Police could not immediately provide further details.

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