Naugatuck High School will be closed Friday after a noxious odor prompted the school to dismiss early Thursday, according to school officials.
Superintendent Sharon Locke confirm that students were sent home early on Thursday because of an odor. The fire department responded and metered the air at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. and found no signs of hazardous gases in the area. The water department also responded and flushed sewer lines and grease traps.
The fire department will return on Friday to check for potentially harmful gases. Classes have been canceled Friday as a precaution.
“I cannot stress enough that the safety of our students and stuff is of the utmost important,” Principal Janice Saam said in a statement sent to parents.
It is unknown at this point what caused the odor.