UPDATE: THURSDAY 12/15/2022 11:53 a.m.

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — CSFD’s Hazmat team has confirmed elevated levels of carbon dioxide in one of the classrooms in North Middle School.

The fire department said, “levels were within safe time waited average for eight hours.”

Students and staff were moved to a safe location while the issue was investigated and were later released back to classrooms for early release.

UPDATE: THURSDAY 12/15/2022 11:39 a.m.

CSSD11 says North Middle School will release students early “out of an abundance of caution.”

CSFD’s hazmat team is still evaluating the cause of a strange smell in a portion of the school, according to CSSD11. All students and staff are safe and have been cleared by medical personnel, says CSSD11.

ORIGINAL STORY: CSFD: Hazmat team investigating North Middle School

THURSDAY 12/15/2022 10:55 a.m.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is investigating North Middle School following reports of students “mildly not feeling well” on Thursday, Dec. 15.

The CSFD Hazmat team is on scene at North Middle School located at 612 East Yampa Street after receiving reports of 11 middle school students feeling unwell.

According to Colorado Springs School District 11 (CSSD11), North Middle School is on a “precautionary HOLD status” due to a strange smell in parts of the school. Students are being held in the cafeteria, says CSSD11.

At this time, CSFD says the team is not finding any obvious source of danger or substance.

This story will continue to be updated.