Woodlawn Middle Evacuated After Gym Bleachers Begin Smoking

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There are no reports of injury or significant damage due to a slightly bizarre situation at a Baton Rouge school Monday.

The St. George Fire Department says Woodlawn Middle School was evacuated yesterday afternoon as a precaution after a motor malfunctioned that powered a set of folding bleachers in the gym.

There was some smoke created by the faulty equipment but classes were allowed to resume about a half-hour later.

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