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Smoking computer causes evacuation at Heritage High School

9:55 AM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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Update 10:55 a.m.

Heritage High School students were evacuated as a precautionary measure Friday morning while firefighters removed a computer that was smoking from a classroom.

Sprinklers were not activated and there was no other damage other than the defunct computer.  

Students returned to their classrooms safely.

It is not known why the computer malfunctioned.

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The Blount County Sheriff's office issued an alert Friday morning stating Heritage High School Students were safe following a small electrical fire.

Students evacuated to the school's stadium.

At the time of this posting, the BCSO said the fire department was on scene and had it under control.

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