Lorena ISD evacuates for hours Wednesday morning

POSTED: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 2:40pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 2:41pm

A district-wide power outage led to the evacuation of Lorena ISD Wednesday morning, around the time school started.

According to Lorena Fire Chief, Jim Menefee, the school lost a phase of power created through a blower motor in one of the A/C units. A smoky odor was detected in the air, so as a precaution students and faculty evacuated. They were held in the gym until everything was deemed safe.

Around 10:35 a.m., the school reported on their website that classes had resumed once again.

No fire was reported.

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