Two LU students pass out, no fumes found

The Cherry Engineering building at Lamar University was evacuated Thursday morning as a precaution after two students passed out.

Lamar University Spokesperson Brian Sattler said around 10:30 a.m. a student fell and hit his or her head, passing out.  A few minutes later, a second student passed out.  The university has not  released the name or gender of the students. 

As a precaution, a faculty member pulled the alarm and had the building evacuated.

An Emergency Medical Services team from Beaumont Fire-Rescue came in and monitored for fumes, but found none.  All clear was given about a half hour later.

Sattler surmised that the second student saw blood and passed out.

The first student was taken to hospital to get checked out.


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