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San Marcos High School was evacuated at 2:45 p.m. today after an airborne contaminant was released in the building.

Campbell said the San Marcos Fire Department initially responded to a report of a gas smell at the high school. She said the city’s Hazardous Materials Team completed its search with air monitors at 3:50 p.m. without finding the source of the smell, which has completely dissipated.

Fire Marshal Ken Bell determined someone had released a pepper-spray-type irritant into the air, Campbell said. The San Marcos Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident.

One student was transported to a local hospital when she injured her ankle while waiting outside for transportation. Campbell reported no other injuries.

Campbell said students did not return to the building due to the amount of unsecured belongings left behind. She said students can collect their belongings Friday morning.

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