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Kennedy HS evacuated for alarm; cause was electrical motor

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - A Cedar Rapids high school was briefly evacuated Friday morning for what turned out to be an overheated electrical fan motor.

Approximately 1,800 Kennedy High School students and faculty safely evacuated the school when fire alarms activated at around 8:11 a.m., according to Greg Buelow with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.

Firefighters located a light haze of smoke in the mezzanine above the band room where an overheated electrical motor was located.

Alliant Energy officials who also responded to the scene believe the cause of the incident was related to electrical power being partially interrupted to the school.

The fire alarm system and power were fully restored and students and faculty returned to the school after around 15 minutes.

No injuries were reported in the incident.
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