Pupils evacuated after chemical spill as emergency services surround school

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School pupils in Wales have been evacuated after reports of a chemical spill as emergency services have been spotted on the scene.

Witnesses said fire crews, paramedics and police are at Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Caernarfon.

Police have confirmed they are attending a "chemical release" at the secondary school.

A spokesperson said: "North Wales Police received reports of a chemical release at just after 11.50am. Officers have attended to assist with traffic management whilst the scene is being commanded by the fire service."

And North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that they were called to the school at 11.26am to reports of a "chemical spill" but that it was later "contained".

A NWFRS spokesman said: "We were called to the school at 11.26 to reports of a chemical spill – however, the chemical had been made safe by school staff prior to our arrival and no further action was required.

"Advice was issued by fire staff to personnel on site."

No confirmation has been given yet on whether or not the pupils have been able to return to the school.

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