Popcorn machine prompts school evacuation
Students were evacuated and temporarily moved to the Edgerton High School field house after a smoke alarm went off at the school at 8:10 a.m. , Edgerton Fire Chief Brian Demrow said.
A popcorn machine placed in the hallway set off a smoke alarm, Demrow said. School officials said the machine apparently had been put beneath a smoke detector, and steam rising from the machine triggered the alarm.
No one was injured.
Students returned to the elementary school 9 a.m., Principal Aundrea Kerkenbush said. She added the classroom party later resumed, and included popcorn.
Last updated: 3:45 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012