3 teachers escape carbon monoxide at Amish school

File Photo. An Amish buggy with an orange triangle makes its way home after a trip to the store in this May 27, 2003 file photo taken in Millheim, Pa. The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, ruled a conservative Amish sect doesn't have to use orange reflective triangles on its buggies. The Swartzentruber Amish, a small Cambria County sect who moved from Ohio a few years ago, are more conservative than most other Amish groups and say the reflective triangles _ which the state requires on all slow-moving vehicles _ are too gaudy and an affront to their beliefs. (AP Photo/Pat Little, File)
File Photo. An Amish buggy with an orange triangle makes its way home after a trip to the store in this May 27, 2003 file photo taken in Millheim, Pa. The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, ruled a conservative Amish sect doesn't have to use orange reflective triangles on its buggies. The Swartzentruber Amish, a small Cambria County sect who moved from Ohio a few years ago, are more conservative than most other Amish groups and say the reflective triangles _ which the state requires on all slow-moving vehicles _ are too gaudy and an affront to their beliefs. (AP Photo/Pat Little, File)

TOPEKA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northern Indiana say three Amish school teachers escaped a small schoolhouse that had filled with carbon monoxide gas.

Topeka Fire Chief Stewart Bender says the three teachers lived in the school in a rural area of LaGrange County. Bender tells The News Sun one of the teachers woke up about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and alerted the others, one of who was initially unresponsive.

Bender says the three showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and were vomiting. One teacher was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment while medics treated the others at the scene about 40 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.

He says the carbon monoxide was traced to an exhaust leak on a well water pump and a damaged stove pipe.
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Information from: The News-Sun, http://www.kpcnews.com

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