Fire Alarm at Westside Middle School
Just before 12:30 Friday, staff at Westside Middle School noted smoke in the building and called 911. They immediately evacuated students safely outside. The fire department responded within minutes, focusing on a kiln in the art area. Once fire crews ventilated that area of the building, students were allowed back inside and classes resumed.
Our thanks to Mr. Olsen and his team for keeping everyone calm and safe, and to the Omaha Fire Department for responding so quickly!