Rogers Heritage High School Evacuated Because Of Heat Smell
More than 2,000 staff and students were evacuated Wednesday afternoon out of Heritage High School in Rogers after the school resource officer said he smelled heat on the school’s third floor, according to police.
Emergency crews responded to the scene for a possible fire smell at about 3 p.m. Authorities surveyed the area and did not find anything, said Officer Keith Foster with the Rogers Police Department.
A smell emitted from a heat when it was turned on, Foster said.
No injuries were reported, and administrators do not believe anyone was ever in danger, said Ashley Siwiec, a spokesperson for Rogers Public Schools.
Siwiec said students and staff were evacuated as a precaution, and parents and students should continue on with the day as planned. School lets out at 3:30 p.m.
Administrators declined to be interviewed, saying the evacuation was a precaution and they had nothing more to say.