High school evacuated because of a toilet!

South Mecklenburg High School in North Carolina, USA was evacuated after students started complaining about a strong odor that was causing their eyes to tear and their throats to burn. Hazmat units descended on the school as students were led outside.

The school even sent out a message to parents letting them know:

"An event in a building on our campus involving air quality has caused an evacuation of students and staff in a section of our campus. Emergency personnel are on campus and investigating. The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. All students and staff are safe, some parts of the our campus are closed off due to emergency vehicles."

After investigating, the Charlotte Fire Department "found nothing hazardous" in the school and determined the smell was the result of a clogged toilet!