New Richmond High students evacuated after several become ill

Several New Richmond High School students were taken to the hospital after complaining of breathing problems while in the choir room at the school around noon on Monday, Feb. 8.

Emergency crews were called in to transport five students to area hospitals and check the carbon monoxide levels in the building. The students had been in the room for 45 minutes when they fell ill.

The students were transported to local hospitals and later released. Six other students from the class complained of becoming light-headed and were treated by EMS personnel at the scene.