LEVITTOWN, NY (WCBS 880) – Parents rushed to the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School in Levittown, Long Island after hearing the school was evacuated because of a foul odor.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

There was a sigh of relief breathed by one parent.

“I was like ‘what’s going on?’ but it’s not that big of a deal,” the parent told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall. “It’s just, you know, precaution.”

Children from grades 2, 3, and 4 were evacuated and taken to a nearby school after the odor, which the fire chief described as a rotten smell, was coming from the drain in the kitchen.

“They had them cleaned about 2 weeks ago,” Levittown fire chief Charles Giudice said. “We told the school to have them come back and re-do it because they didn’t do a good job.”

Giudice added that there was no hazard and nobody was hurt.

Comments (3)
  1. Nancy Swan says:

    Giudice cannot claim there was not hazard unless the chemical components of the “smell” was listed along with any safety health data on the fumes. Just because the smell goes away does not mean the problem is solved. Fumes enter the lungs and from there can affect the health of the schoolchildren and personnel.

    The EPA has recognized that Children are more vulnerable to injury from toxic and hazardous substances than adults, just like with medication. Read Chapter 1 of Toxic Justice http://www.toxicjustice.com See blog on website about new organization, Children’s Environmental Protection Alliance,

    Where and to whom does a parent go if they suspect their child was harmed by a hazardous substance at schooL? There are no federal nor state oversight and regulations to protect the environmental quality of school.

  2. kriegs blitz says:

    It was probably some kriegsview spam!

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