Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Faulty bleachers prompt brief evacuation at Woodlawn Middle School

5 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 September 24, 2018 1:30 PM September 24, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A malfunctioning motor powering a set of folding bleachers prompted an evacuation of a local middle school Monday afternoon.

According to the St. George Fire Department, a motor inside one of the gym bleachers at Woodlawn Middle burned out and began to smoke, causing concern on campus. The school was evacuated shortly before 1 o'clock as a precaution.

Firefighters were able to take care of the faulty equipment, and students were given the OK to return to class by 1:30 p.m.

No injuries or major damages were reported at the school.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days