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Ammonia leak forces evacuation of school in Norton

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NORTON, Mass. - An apparent ammonia leak at a Norton company forced the evacuation of a nearby school Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at about 8:20 a.m. at the Preferred Freezer Company on South Worcester Street. Seventeen employees were evacuated from the building.

About 80 students and adults at the New Testament School were also evacuated and taken to the Henry Yelle Elementary School.

Police said a hovercraft was used as a fan to dissipate the odor.

No injuries have been reported.

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