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Breaking News: 6 People Being Treated at Children's Hospital After Exposure to Unkown Substance
WTMJ AM 620 Radio/WTMJ 4 TV ^ | Friday June 8, 2007

Posted on 06/08/2007 12:21:21 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy

Edited on 06/08/2007 1:28:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

6 People Being Treated After Exposure to Substance

Click Here to Listen to our report at 3

Children's Hospital says its emergency room is back open.  Haz mat crews are at the hospital.  A spokeswoman, Jackie Gauger, says a patient came to the hospital today after coming in contact with an unknown substance.

That patient and their mother were both sick.  Four other people at the hospital are now also being treated.

Gauger wasn't sure exactly why Haz Mat teams responded to the hospital.  There were reports that a substance in a backpack is making people sick.

It appears this case is somehow related to Meonomonee Falls High School, but it's not clear yet how.  Calls to the high school were not immedeately returned.

Stay with Newsradio 620 WTMJ for more as we get it.


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: backpack; hospital; wauwatosa; wisconsin
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First report at 1:45 PM CDT.

Breaking fast. Milwaukee Engine Company #25 is effecting a citywide recall of it's members from other duties to report to the scene.

I'll have a link when it is available.

1 posted on 06/08/2007 12:21:51 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ping


2 posted on 06/08/2007 12:22:57 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Oh crap......


3 posted on 06/08/2007 12:23:24 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

4 posted on 06/08/2007 12:24:03 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Let’s just pray it’s the mass hysteria phenomenon
5 posted on 06/08/2007 12:25:59 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Ouch - not good...


6 posted on 06/08/2007 12:26:13 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Don't mistake timid driving for defensive driving.)
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To: freedomson

Or pepper spray.


7 posted on 06/08/2007 12:26:35 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: M1911A1

btt


8 posted on 06/08/2007 12:29:53 PM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: freedomson

Let’s just pray.


9 posted on 06/08/2007 12:30:38 PM PDT by trimom
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Milwaukee FD Engine Company #25 is a crack Hazmat team with a 5/5 (highest) rating. They are used all over SE WI for mutual aid missions. They are located very near Wauwatosa and the hospital.
10 posted on 06/08/2007 12:32:45 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Children’s Says ER Back Open Amid HazMat Response

Children’s Hospital says its emergency room is back open. Haz mat crews are at the hospital. A spokeswoman, Jackie Gauger, says a patient came to the hospital today after coming in contact with an unknown substance.

That patient and their mother were both side. Gauger says at this point those are the only two sick people we’re aware of.

Gauger wasn’t sure exactly why Haz Mat teams responded to the hospital. There were reports that a substance in a backpack is making people sick.

http://www.620wtmj.com/_content/news/story_7862.asp


11 posted on 06/08/2007 12:35:31 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
"Milwaukee Engine Company #25 is effecting a citywide recall of it's members from other duties to report to the scene."

It would seem that meeting somewhere else until the threat is identified would be the wisest thing for the firemen to do.

12 posted on 06/08/2007 12:35:45 PM PDT by blam
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Bag Found at Children's Hospital Making People Sick

Last Edited: Friday, 08 Jun 2007, 1:53 PM CDT
Created: Friday, 08 Jun 2007, 1:53 PM CDT

Breaking News

WITI-TV, WAUWATOSA -- A bag found at Children's Hospital in Wauwatosa is believed to be making people sick.

Bag Found at Children's Hospital

13 posted on 06/08/2007 12:36:01 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

“There were reports that a substance in a backpack is making people sick.”

Sounds like a lot of the lunches brought to school in backpacks back when I was in high school.


14 posted on 06/08/2007 12:38:17 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: All
Saw the quicky news conference. Young lady spokesperson seemed very harried and deferrered specific questions to more senior corporate staff.

Very wide disparity between what the hospital just said and what law enforcement and the media initially reported.

Standing by......

15 posted on 06/08/2007 12:40:57 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

bttt


16 posted on 06/08/2007 12:42:10 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

BUMP


17 posted on 06/08/2007 12:43:34 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: All

Spokesbabe said that a patient was admitted who had been exposed to a “hazardous substance” and that the patients mother also became ill while in the ER with the patient.

No other people are said to be ill according to the public information gal at the hospital.

Again, this wildly contradicts initial media reports.


18 posted on 06/08/2007 12:50:25 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Unless mom brought the hazardous subtance with them to the ER.


19 posted on 06/08/2007 12:51:42 PM PDT by Ingtar (...right wing conservatives are growing tired of crawling on bloody stumps looking for scraps - JRob)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Gauger wasn’t sure exactly why Haz Mat teams responded to the hospital

CYA
20 posted on 06/08/2007 12:51:43 PM PDT by Perdogg (congratulations - you have just won an ipod nano)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Hey, man, it's just my lunch!

21 posted on 06/08/2007 12:51:48 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (the Prophet said, If (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him. - HADITH Sahih Bukhari [4:52:260])
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To: All

Spokesperson would not identify what agent the patient was exposed to or where/how the patient was exposed.


22 posted on 06/08/2007 12:52:02 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

btt


23 posted on 06/08/2007 12:52:45 PM PDT by KylaStarr
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Despite previous report, ER is open. Hazmat on the scene.
24 posted on 06/08/2007 12:54:45 PM PDT by sono (Note to W: Pardon Scooter NOW!)
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“Gauger wasn’t sure exactly why Haz Mat teams responded to the hospital”

How would Hazmat know to respond if they were not summoned? It appears that the Milwaukee County Sheriff is the lead agency (per initial reports) so why would they be invilved unless they were contacted from the hospital?

25 posted on 06/08/2007 12:54:59 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
That patient and their mother were both side.

Right or left?

26 posted on 06/08/2007 12:58:01 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

At a children’s hospital - if this is a deliberate attack, who would target children?


27 posted on 06/08/2007 12:59:09 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
There's only one bag that's ever made me sick:


28 posted on 06/08/2007 1:02:42 PM PDT by RushCrush (If gun-free zones work so well, how about an IED-free zone in Iraq?!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Didn’t they do this on ER?


29 posted on 06/08/2007 1:05:28 PM PDT by BJClinton (Jimmy Carter: the Renaissance Man of incompetence)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

MKE sheriff has jursidiction on the County Grounds where the hospitals are located. The sheriff’s dept was providing security, but the Wauwatosa Fire department was in charge of the scene.

Wauwatosa Fire requested Milwaukee Hazmat for mutual aid. Specifically to identify the product they were dealing with.


30 posted on 06/08/2007 1:06:14 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: AD from SpringBay
Do you even have to ask?

(Hint: TROP)

31 posted on 06/08/2007 1:06:22 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: BJClinton

Muzzies with a bioweapon? Sounds like their kind of MO to hit a hospital full of kids with a WMD.


32 posted on 06/08/2007 1:06:56 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: No Truce With Kings

A bag of dirty diapers??


33 posted on 06/08/2007 1:07:09 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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WTMJ AM 620 now reporting that there is a response at Menomonee Falls High School that is related to the situation at Children’s Hospital.

Also - WTMJ radio is reporting that -six- people are being treated.

Take the inital spokesbabe story with a grain of salt.


34 posted on 06/08/2007 1:07:40 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Perdogg
Major cluster in progress.....
35 posted on 06/08/2007 1:11:42 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Thanks for the update...keep them coming.


36 posted on 06/08/2007 1:11:50 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: DCBryan1

Could also be an industrial chemical like benzene that someone tracked in.


37 posted on 06/08/2007 1:13:19 PM PDT by BJClinton (Jimmy Carter: the Renaissance Man of incompetence)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

That sounds as if the problem may have been at the high school rather than the hospital.


38 posted on 06/08/2007 1:14:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Oh dear. Prayers this is nothing serious.


39 posted on 06/08/2007 1:15:29 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: AD from SpringBay
At a children’s hospital - if this is a deliberate attack, who would target children?

Who indeed?

40 posted on 06/08/2007 1:16:56 PM PDT by xjcsa
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Again, this wildly contradicts initial media reports

Imagine that.

41 posted on 06/08/2007 1:17:09 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Calpernia; All

Thanks for the ping Calpernia.

UPDATE:

http://www.themilwaukeechannel.com/news/index.html

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http://www.jsonline.com
http://www.jsonline.com/watch/?watch=1&date=6/8/2007&id=24768

RIDAY, June 8, 2007, 2:29 p.m.
By Kawanza Newson
“Unknown substance sickens 2 at Children’s”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “A hospital spokeswoman says the substance has been contained by the Wauwatosa Fire Department and that the Emergency Department remains open.”


42 posted on 06/08/2007 1:17:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cicero
The radio station is getting defensive and is dropping new information as they get it.

The “patient” is reported to be a juvenile. There are teams in the Hazmat “moonsuits” at Children’s Hospital. Menomonee Falls authorites have some sort of presence at the High School that is somehow related to the hazmat deal at the hospital.

My Preliminary Assesment,

1 - Zany High School Prank Gone Bad.

2 - Scanner Boy Intern at the radio station messed up big time.

43 posted on 06/08/2007 1:20:39 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: All

Also - WTMJ radio is reporting that -six- people are being treated.

No other details yet.....


44 posted on 06/08/2007 1:22:44 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Bookmark


45 posted on 06/08/2007 1:27:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Lost Dutchman

bookmarking


46 posted on 06/08/2007 1:29:24 PM PDT by Lost Dutchman (If you’re going to call Islam a religion can we now call Auschwitz a theme park?)
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To: No Truce With Kings
Sounds like a lot of the lunches brought to school in backpacks back when I was in high school.

My cooking is always potentially hazardous.

47 posted on 06/08/2007 1:30:18 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Do you have year round schools there?


48 posted on 06/08/2007 1:31:10 PM PDT by glock rocks (Please pray every day for our Patriot Armed Forces fighting to protect our way of life.)
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To: rocksblues

bfl


49 posted on 06/08/2007 1:32:16 PM PDT by rocksblues
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Prayers being said now.


50 posted on 06/08/2007 1:34:09 PM PDT by Betty Jane
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