Students are being moved to the air conditioned gym. It is expected the students will be allowed to return to class once smoke evacuation fans are able to clear the building of smoke. An electrical or mechanical device in an electronics closet is still expected to be the culprit for producing smoke in the school.
Smoke from Electronics Closet Prompts Evacuation of Davila Middle School.
At approximately 12:20 p.m. today officials at Davila Middle School detected the presence of smoke in the building. Staff pulled the fire alarm and immediately evacuated the school. No students were injured and all students and staff are assembled outside the school. The fire department is on the scene and is assessing the situation. At this time the smoke appears to have been generated by an equipment failure in an electronics closet located in the middle of the school building.
Water has been ordered for the students and, if permitted by the fire department, students will be moved to the air conditioned gym. More information will be distributed as it becomes available.