Brief Evacuation at Westport School

By KOLR10 News

Published 08/15 2014 09:36AM

Updated 08/15 2014 09:37AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Students at Springfield's Westport school were ushered outside briefly today, while the fire department checked out a smoke odor.

Principal Gary Tew tells KOLR10 News the evacuation was precautionary, after a sensor over the elementary computer lab sounded.

Springfield firefighters inspected the sensor and allowed the students back inside.  Tew says notes about the incident will be sent home to parents today.

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