Fire in bathroom at Mendon Middle/High School, no one injured

MENDON — A fire in a boys’ bathroom at a local high school led to an early dismissal for students Wednesday.

According to Mendon Community Schools, the fire occurred at Mendon Middle/High School at 9:30 a.m. and was quickly put out by staff members before the Mendon Fire Department arrived. The fire department stayed on scene to inspect

Students were reportedly brought outside immediately while following fire drill protocol, according to Superintendent Leasa Griffith, eventually being transported to the bleachers at their football field. The district had the capability of feeding students while they waited outside, and according to Griffith, staff “did their best” to get necessary items from lockers and classrooms.

Students were eventually dismissed at 10:40 a.m. from the middle/high school only.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is not known at this time. The incident is under investigation with the Mendon Police Department.

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