FROM STAFF REPORTS
BURNET — Emergency workers treated about a dozen Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students at the YMCA facility after a malfunction at the pool released too much chlorine into the water, officials say.
The incident happened about 7 a.m. April 27 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond, 1601 Water St. (U.S. 281).
The kids were participating in swimming activities at the time of the incident.
“There was a little more chlorine emitted into the area than usual,” said Cori Risener, vice president of Financial Development and Marketing for the YMCA of Greater Williamson County.
Half of the 24 middle school students complained of feeling unwell and received treatment either by EMS personnel and/or area hospitals, officials said.
“We did close the pool for a few hours this morning to check it out,” Risener said. “(The students) were checked out, released and everything’s good now.”