East Middle School evacuated, ‘small explosion’ reported

School officials evacuated East Middle School for a time this morning, after what was described by responders as a “small explosion” in a mechanical area of the school. Smoke was allegedly visible as well, according to scanner traffic.

No injuries have been associated with the explosion report. School District 51 reported around 11:45 a.m. this morning that students have been allowed back into class.

Check back as more details become available, or read the full story in the Thursday edition of the Daily Sentinel.


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