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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.

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