Atlanta school evacuated after explosion report; no one hurt
ATLANTA (AP) – Fire officials were investigating reports of an explosion at an Atlanta elementary school, but said no one has been injured.
WSB-TV reports the explosion occurred Wednesday morning at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School on the city’s south side.
Atlanta Fire Rescue Sgt. Cortez Stafford said that a pipe burst, causing a loud bang and popping ceiling tiles.
Authorities said the students were evacuated.
CBS 46 reports that students were moved to a courtyard in front of the school as fire officials investigated. Photos from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution showed young children standing on grass near the school.
The school is about 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of downtown Atlanta.
— CBS46 (@cbs46) November 15, 2017