Stinky, clogged drain caused school evacuation

(March 10, 2014)
(March 10, 2014)

DORR, Mich. (WOOD) – An Allegan County school was briefly evacuated Monday morning due to a foul odor that began near the parent drop-off area and spread throughout the building.

Some students at Dorr Elementary School in Dorr complained of feeling ill but none were hospitalized.

Everybody was sent to a nearby firehouse as a precaution during the investigation.

It was determined that a clogged drain caused the smell, so a plumber was called to the scene at 4159 18th St.

The drain was unclogged and the evacuation was lifted about an hour later.

The principal told 24 Hour News 8 the situation was a good test of their emergency procedures.

“It worked well. Very proud of the staff and students. We practice this throughout the year and to see it actually live was fantastic to see. They’re doing the right things, and the kids took it serious, and staff took it serious, and we resumed school shortly thereafter,” said Kevin Zaschak.

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