On April 20, 2015 at 1:21 p.m., the Manchester Township Police was dispatched to the Manchester Township High School on Colonial Drive for the report of a HazMat spill in the science lab. Officers responded and evacuated the science wing.
The school administration advised that a student dropped a 500 mL jar of chemicals that shattered on the floor. The five chemicals were identified as Manganese (11) Sulfate Solution, Silver Nitrate Solution 0.2 m, Lead Nitrate Solution, Nickel Sulfate, and Cobalt Chloride Aqueous Solution 2.5 percent. The scene was decontaminated by the Berkeley Township HazMat Response Team.
The Manchester Investigations Bureau, Manchester Office of Emergency Management, Manchester Fire Department, Manchester First Aid Squad, and the Berkeley Township HazMat Response Team responded to assist in the investigation.
The teacher and five students present during the incident did not report any injuries at the time of the spill. The incident appears to be accidental in nature.