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Arcadia Elementary Deemed Safe for Reentry

Arcadia Elementary Deemed Safe for Reentry

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(KSL News) -- The Granite School District has determined that Arcadia Elementary School, located at 3461 West 4580 South in Taylorsville, is safe for reentry. Students have returned to their classes. School will dismiss at the regular time, and school buses are scheduled to pick up students at the regular times.

Arcadia Elementary Deemed Safe for Reentry

Students were evacuated from the school after an electric power failure and reports that an aroma made some students and staff members feel light-headed or nauseous.

The outage caused an oven at Arcadia Elementary School to malfunction and create a strange odor. Faculty and students were immediately evacuated.

"They did not find anything hazardous at all," Captain Torgersen with Unified Fire Authority told reporters today. "They monitored for all types of different substances and found that there was nothing present."

Hazmat teams found nothing hazardous in the school. They centered their investigation on the kitchen area, where the aroma was initially reported.

According to a press release from Granite School District, paramedics examined about 20 students, three of whom were transported by ambulance to a hospital.

Bennion Junior High was the only school to dismiss classes, though other schools in the Taylorsville area were affected by the power outage.

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