High School Evacuated After Power Outage

By WHAG News

Published 02/24 2014 05:09PM

Updated 02/24 2014 06:33PM

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Washington County Technical High School in Hagerstown was evacuated Monday afternoon after some minor issues following a power outage. 

Emergency officials were called to the school around 1:30 p.m. Monday. Students and teachers had noticed a smoky haze in the building after a brief power outage in the building. 

Officials believe the smoke came from the ventilation system, enduring a power surge once the electricity came back on.

"Everybody got out, everybody did exactly what they needed to. No incidents, and we're very fortunate," said Jeff Stouffer, principal. 

No injuries were reported, and classes were back to normal shortly after the incident. 

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