GARDEN GROVE ( — Ten students were taken to area hospitals Wednesday after being sickened by an unknown odor in a classroom at a Garden Grove high school.

Officials at Pacifica High School at 6851 Lampson Ave. called in emergency response personnel after the unidentified odor was detected around 12:40 p.m., according to Garden Grove police.

KCAL9’s Michelle Gile reported the students were transported after complaining of dizziness and nausea. As many as 40 students were affected by similar symptoms.

As many as five ambulances were seen responding to the call.

School officials said classes were continuing as usual, despite student who described the scene on campus as “chaotic.”

“The teachers are like freaking out, everyone in the office is freaking out, making sure kids are not in danger,” said student Bradley O’Dell.

Investigators were on scene to determine the cause of the odor.

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