A. L. Lotts Elementary School evacuated for fire alarm

A. L. Lotts Elementary School evacuated for fire alarm

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Students at a West Knox County school were evacuated Friday morning because of a fire alarm.

The incident happened at 8 a.m. at A. L. Lotts Elementary School.

According to Knox County Schools spokesperson Melissa Ogden, the fire alarm was triggered by what was believed to be a short in a fan motor near the loading dock door by the school's kitchen. 

The school was evacuated and the fire department and Knox County Schools' maintenance responded. 

The building was cleared for students to return to class at approximately 8:50 a.m.

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