EAST LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Fire crews and hazmat teams have been at East Longmeadow High School for most of the day after authorities say some sort of chemical was found spilled on the floor.

Environmental services is just wrapping up.

We are told they were inside the school, carefully checking chemicals to make sure everything is safe.

When Western Mass News first got to the scene this afternoon, the front of the school was blocked off.

The East Longmeadow Fire Chief tells Western Mass News two teachers walked into a chemistry lab and found chemicals had been spilled on the floor.

Western Mass News spoke with the superintendent, who says they called in the fire and hazmat team as a precaution.

"That was one of the reasons why on the floor when the person recognized it we took the most safe procedure possible which is let’s make sure we get experts in here and make sure that we are doing this properly," Gordon Smith, Superintendent of Schools in East Longmeadow, tells us.

Fire officials say crews secured the perimeter just in case the chemicals were dangerous .

Again, officials say it is still not clear what kind of chemical was spilled, but it will be tested.

As for students, school is set start on Tuesday.

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