Broadneck High Evacuated After Haze Seen in Building

The haze and odor were attributed to a malfunctioning HVAC unit, a fire department spokesman said.

Teachers and staff at Broadneck High School were evacuated at about 9 a.m. Tuesday after a haze and odor were reported in the school.

Firefighters from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, including the Arnold Volunteer Fire Department, arrived shortly afterward with six engines, but found no fire. Fire Department Chief Keith Swindle said the haze and odor were likely caused by a malfunctioning HVAC unit. The scene was cleared as of 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, he said.

There were no students in session at the time, but it was a teacher work day. Students completed their semester exams last week, and are on break until Wednesday. 

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Nacho Mama January 29, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Pretty dirty of Frank to walk amongst the faculty at the school today and not identify himself. It's borderline unethical to start asking people questions as if you are a interested bystander when you are on the job.
D. Frank Smith January 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Dirty? Unethical? Geez, mama... that's pretty serious of you. I was mostly there today to take pictures. So, I didn't feel I needed to identify myself. And as you can see in the story, the only person I sourced information from was the fire chief, who I have a working relationship with. I did make conversation while I was "on the job," (i.e. in the crowd surrounding the school), but didn't take any notes. It certainly wasn't an interview, or any formal questioning. If I had intended to quote anyone, I would have identified myself.


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