Maplewood, New Jersey: For the second time in a week, a local high school has been evacuated.
Columbia High School on Parker Avenue in Maplewood was evacuated at 10:50am on Wednesday morning after the fire alarm was activated. Students and teachers remained outside for over 20 minutes as the Maplewood Fire Department investigated. Principal Elizabeth Aaron told students that the evacuation was caused by "odors and smells at Columbia High School".
At around 1:00pm on Wednesday afternoon, paramedics and police vehicles, including a unit from the Millburn-Short Hills First Aid Squad, responded to CHS for an unrelated incident.
Last week, on Friday, May 6, the school was evacuated after a steam pipe broke in the school's A wing.
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