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Students evacuated from Anthony Wayne HS after exhaust fan overheats

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All students, faculty and staff are safe after a kitchen exhaust fan overheated Friday morning at Anthony Wayne High School.  The school evacuated students around 10:15am.

Students were moved to other buildings, but have not been allowed back inside the high school.  Firefighters on the scene say the fire started in the motor in vents of the school kitchen.  The kitchen filled with smoke.  Crews quickly contained the fire.  No one was hurt.

School leaders are evaluating the situation and formulating a plan on how to proceed.  The fire department will inspect the scene before allowing students to return. 

The school posted the following on it's Facebook page:
" At this time, I would like to update you on the Fire Alarm situation at AWHS.  All students are safe at either Fallen Timbers Middle School or AW Junior High.  The fire department has asked that we do not allow students back into the building at this time for precautionary reasons.  Therefore, we will allow parents, if they so choose, to pick-up their students starting at 12:15pm until 2:00pm.  Seniors and Junior are at the Junior High and Freshman and Sophomores are at Fallen Timbers Middle School. Parents who would like to pick-up their student(s) should proceed to the front office area of each building and will need to show a photo ID to pick-up their student.  All remaining students will go home at their normal time during our normal bus routes. Students and parents can return to the high school tonight between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm to retrieve any remaining items.  We thank you for your patience with this issue. Thank you."

The district sent the following alert to parents:
"The Anthony Wayne Local Schools want to alert you that a fire alarm was pulled at the high school in response to an exhaust fan that overheated in the kitchen. All the students were evacuated safely and immediately. At this time they have been moved to the junior high and fallen timbers schools until an all clear is given by the fire department. Thank you."
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