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Students evacuated from Cheston Elementary for odor, smoke

EASTON, Pa. - Cheston Elementary School in Easton was evacuated Tuesday in response to a burning odor and small about of smoke that appeared in the building. 

Easton Area School District's Superintendent John Reinhart reports that students left the building shortly before 1:30 p.m. until emergency personnel arrived to inspect the building. 

The smoke appeared to be generating from a large transformer located on the outside of the school. Officials from the fire department, Met-Ed and the district's electrical team inspected the facilities. 

Students were allowed back in the building around 2 p.m. 

Investigations are set to continue until the source of the odor and brief period of smoke can be located, according to the superintendent. 


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