TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Students back in class after evacuation

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:42 p.m.
 

Students in Norwin's Sheridan Terrace Elementary School were safely evacuated for about 20 minutes early Thursday morning because of smoke in a second-floor classroom, officials said.

The school was evacuated after a maintenance man smelled smoke in a heating and air conditioning element, said North Huntingdon Police Chief Andrew Lisiecki. The Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety was notified at 9:08 a.m. and fire departments from Shafton, Westmoreland City, Straw Pump, Fairmont Hahntown, Circleville, Irwin and North Irwin responded to the call, Lisiecki said.

No fire was detected, Lisiecki said.

A thorough investigation was conducted and once the building was deemed safe, students and staff returned to their classrooms by 9:30 a.m., Sheridan Elementary Principal Heather Newell said in a statement.

School district personnel met following the incident to review and evaluate Norwin's safety procedures, Newell said.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Unlike years past, strength of 2014 Steelers could be offense
  2. Steelers Lookahead: Previewing Sunday’s game vs. Cleveland
  3. Wedding aboard Pittsburgh’s Gateway Clipper ends in arrests
  4. Campus visit sells 4-star Ohio recruit Hall on Panthers
  5. Steelers notebook: Polamalu made 1st-time captain; Roethlisberger named for offense
  6. Love locks tokens fall prey to renovations on Pittsburgh bridges
  7. Pirates notebook: Sanchez returns to Bucs in offensive slump
  8. Housing market remains ‘disaster’ in Westmoreland County
  9. Pa. judge identified who denied Trib request to view sexually explicit emails circulated in AG’s Office
  10. Western Pa. districts aim to win back students from cyber charters
  11. Nearing 25 years together, WPXI anchors Johnson, Finnegan defy odds
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.