5/5/23 Update from Dr. Stichler
As shared yesterday evening, through extensive testing by outside agencies, our mechanical, ventilation, and sewer systems have all been ruled out as possible causes or sources of the odor. Water samples have been tested and returned no findings. Multiple fire departments have also confirmed the safety of the air quality at our campus. The Caney Creek Fire Department issued a statement today that is linked here. We also know there have been no odors when the building is not occupied by students.
Through the investigative work of the Conroe ISD Police Department and campus administration, we believe that the odor was introduced by a student(s) using a highly concentrated, prank, stink spray called Hensgaukt Fart Spray. One student has confessed, and we anticipate others may be identified through our ongoing investigation.
We are working with the District Attorney’s Office on this matter and will address it to the fullest extent of the Student Code of Conduct and the laws of the State of Texas.
We appreciate everyone’s help and support over the last few days and look forward to school resuming on Monday.
Jeff Stichler, Principal