Cass Tech High School in Detroit dismissed early due to strong odor

Officials investigating source of strong odor at school

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DETROIT - Cass Technical High School in Detroit was dismissed early Thursday due to a strong odor being investigated by officials.

UPDATE: Cause of odor at Detroit's Cass Tech High School identified

Detroit Public Schools Community District spokesperson Chrystal Wilson said the odor was reported Thursday morning at the school. Students, teachers and staff members were dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

The Detroit Fire Department sent HazMat officials to the school to test air quality. The air is safe, but the source of the odor is still unknown, Wilson said.

The district is investigating an area where the odor is strongest, Wilson said.

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