Student brings mercury to Clinton High School


The school's administration was notified around 1:30 p.m. that a student brought a small quantity of /*mercury*/ to school. Several students handled the material.

As a precaution, several agencies were called in to assist with the situation, including the /*Regional Response Hazardous Materials Response Team*/.

Due to the unknown quantity and location of the mercury, officials closed /*Clinton High Schoo*/ until further testing and cleaning can take place. Cleaning is expected Thursday.

The Sampson County Health Department is investigating the incident and is contacting anyone that was involved.

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