By Christina Hager

BRAINTREE (AP) — Officials say more than two dozen students at a Massachusetts middle school were taken to hospitals due to possible exposure to chemicals from a cleaning solution.

East Middle School Principal John Sheehan told parents a solution used to clean ovens wasn’t fully drained before the oven was turned on Monday morning.

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Sheehan says the fire department was called to the Braintree school because of the smell. Several students complained of eye irritation.

Officials say 25 students and a worker were taken to hospitals out of an abundance of caution. They are OK and are being released.

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Sheehan says health and fire officials have deemed the building safe.

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