The mere presence of a mercury thermometer brought a Florida school into a complete uproar, complete with a lockdown and a hazmat team brought in. These are the people educating America’s children in our government schools.
A chemistry project caused a big problem at Pinellas’ Seminole High School Tuesday morning. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says students were given an assignment to bring in a substance from the Periodic Table of Elements. One student brought in mercury — contained within a thermometer – – and the school went into lockdown.
Deputies say the thermometer was discovered as the substances were checked before going through the school. No one was put in harm’s way, but a hazmat crew was there as a precaution. Pinellas County Schools tell 10 News the students were told not to bring certain toxic elements from the periodic table, mercury included.