"All clear" after smoke complaint at Harlan County High School

BAXTER, Ky. (WYMT) - School was delayed at Harlan County High School this morning after someone smelled smoke inside the building.

Mike Howard, Superintendent of Harlan County Schools said he received a call that a maintenance worker smelled smoke on one of the floors.

Officials said they wanted to make sure everyone was safe so faculty and students waited outside while officials checked the potential threat.

"There wasn't that much of it, it didn't set the fire alarms off or anything,” said Howard.

The firefighters checked inside the school and said they found nothing.

"They went through every ceiling and every area on that floor and could find nothing," said Howard.

Officials said around 8:30 they allowed everyone inside.

"Everything worked out, everything is fine,” said Howard. “If we make an error we want to make it on the side of safety."

Officials said no threat was found. School resumed as normal.
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School was delayed at Harlan County High School Thursday morning after someone smelled smoke inside the building.

The superintendent tells WYMT he received a call about a maintenance worker smelling smoke inside the school. School had not started yet, so students and staff were not allowed to go inside.

Officials said they wanted to make sure everyone was safe, so faculty and students waited outside while officials checked the potential threat.

"There wasn't that much of it. It didn't set the fire alarms off or anything," said Superintendent Mike Howard.

Firefighters checked inside the school and said they found nothing.

"They went through every ceiling, every area on that floor and could find nothing," Howard said.

Officals said they let everyone in the school around 8:30 a.m.

"Everything worked out. Everything is fine. If we make an error we want to make it on the side of safety," Howard added.

School is back on schedule for the day.



 
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