10/20/2015 11:00 AM PDT

Bleach-like smell around Rio Seco Elementary School in Santee

The San Diego County Sheriff?s Department has reported that the Santee Fire Department and County HAZMAT are responding to reports of a bleach-like smell around Rio Seco Elementary School in the 9500 block of Cuyamaca Street.

The Sheriff's Department has also reported that students are sheltering in place as crews work to identify the source of the smell. Three people who reported feeling sick have been taken to local hospitals as a precaution.

The Sheriff's Department has reported road closures are in affect for Cuyamaca Street between Mast Boulevard and Mission Creek Drive.