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Smoke smell, but no fire, at Oltman Middle School in St. Paul Park

Oltman Middle School students experienced an unplanned fire drill at mid-day on Thursday, Sept. 8.

School officials evacuated the school after a smoke smell in the gym area. Apparently a sensor on a fan failed, according to Barb Brown, District 833 communications director.

The students were out of the building about an hour, she said.

Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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