Police confirm to News 8 that the chemical spill temporarily closed Davenport Elementary School, at 1300 Newfield Avenue, to students and staff at around 9 a.m., while officials searched for the source of the strong odor.
The odor was determined to be the result of a spilled cleaning liquid but police say the building is now safe for occupancy.
One employee was taken to Stamford Hospital as a precautionary measure but is expected to be released.
Students either remained on buses or waited at the neighboring Greek Orthodox Church while police investigated the spill. School has since resumed.