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Neenah High School students learning virtually following fire alarm evacuation

Posted at 9:22 AM, Dec 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-01 13:37:35-05

NEENAH (NBC 26) — Neenah High School students switched to virtual learning Friday following a fire alarm that went off 10 minutes before classes would normally have begun.

In an email to NBC 26, the District said all students and staff were evacuated and re-positioned in the academic wings of the building after getting clearance from the Fox Crossing Fire Department.

The District said everyone is safe.

Investigators said the cause of the alarm was an air handler that services the atrium, according to the District. Students and staff were sent home and switched to virtual learning for the day as a precaution.

The Neenah High School varsity basketball team's home conference game against the Kimberly Papermakers will not be postponed as a result of this incident.

Neenah Joint School District Communications Director Jim Strick said the Fox Crossing Fire Department has given Neenah High School the all-clear to host the game as originally planned. The match starts at 7:45 p.m.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to NBC 26 for further updates.