Bailey Elementary students temporarily evacuated; incident benign
Bailey Elementary students were hustled outdoors Wednesday while firefighters investigated a suspicious smell.
The odor, firefighters later learned, stemmed from a slipping belt located in the building's heating and ventilation equipment. There was no fire, but Woodbury safety officer Scott Tenner said precautions - which included the temporary evacuation of students and a heavy response from firefighters - were appropriate.
"Better safe than sorry," he said.
Students, who district officials said were first taken outside before being moved to the school gymnasium, returned to class after an all-clear announcement was issued.