SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- 35 students were affected after a student brought a bottle of mercury onto a school bus and into Francis Scott Key Middle School Wednesday morning.
According to Montgomery County Schools spokesperson Dana Tofig, a student brought a bottle of mercury onto the bus and opened the bottle to show it to another student.
Officials say the bus dropped those students off at Francis Scott Key Middle School and the student opened the bottle again to show it to kids in his classroom.
Once school officials were made aware of the mercury, the bus was found and isolated at the White Oak Library. The student and the kids in his classroom had been isolated there as well.
Most of the students had traces of Mercury on their shoes. Their shoes were taken from them for decontamination and they were given footwear. Some students had mercury on their clothes, mainly the shirts. Those clothes were also decontaminated.
Officials say the call came in around 8:45 a.m.