Air handler belts burns up; Nederland High students temporarily evacuated, fire department gives “all-clear”

Published 12:49 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2023

UPDATE AS OF 12:51 p.m. on the evacuation of Nederland High School: “We have received the all-clear from the Nederland Fire Department and students are being returned to class now.”

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At 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, school district officials announced Nederland High School was evacuated.

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Officials stressed all students have been safely relocated to the PAC.

Two air handler belts burnt up in the school’s mechanical room, and the Nederland Fire Department is on-site at this time.

“Everyone is safe and unharmed, and the school is being ventilated now,” district officials said.