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HIGH POINT, N.C. – EMS went to Penn-Griffin School for the Arts on Thursday afternoon after several students complained about respiratory problems.

Seven students in high point went to the hospital.A roofing project at their school is to blame for kids getting sick today.

Crews went to the school on East Washington Drive just before 3 p.m.

A spokesperson for the High Point Fire Department told WFMY News 2 crews were tarring the roof. The odor from the tar made several people sick.

Both the fire department and school district said EMS has not taken anyone from the school to the hospital.

Penn-Griffin is home to students pursuing arts education in grades 6-12.

A WFMY News 2 crew is on their way to the school. Check back for updates.

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