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Magruder High School sewage leak sickens students

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Nine people, including seven students, were taken to a Montgomery County hospital Thursday after being sickened by a strong odor in Magruder High School in Rockville. 

An investigation revealed a blocked sewer trap caused the smell of gas, officials with Washington Gas say. 

The school was evacuated shortly before 2 p.m. 

The Montgomery County Fire Department responded to the school around 6:30 a.m. for reports of a gas odor inside the school. No hazardous materials were found at the scene and students and staff were allowed to reenter the building.

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