NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A school in New Haven was evacuated on Thursday due to an odor, officials said.

Officials said around 10:30 a.m., they received a call about two teachers and 12 students who had symptoms of watery eyes and scratchy throats. The fire department responded and evacuated the classrooms and the entire school.

According to New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, the fire department scanned the room and identified a cubby that appeared to have pepper spray in it.

Two teachers and 12 students were brought to the hospital out of an abundance of caution.

Fire officials said they also identified a liquid substance of top of the cubby and on a nearby wall.

Police and fire officials are investigating the substances that were found.

School will resume as normal.

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