Del Valle High School evacuated after smoke fills hallways

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Del Valle High School students had to be evacuated after reports of smoke this morning and the fire department said it may have been intentional.

The school was evacuated at about 8:30 a.m. and the El Paso Fire Department is checking the building, a Ysleta Independent School District spokesman said.

The fire was contained to the boy’s restroom on the third floor, a fire department spokesman said.

It only took a few minutes to put it out, but investigators found evidence suggesting the fire was intentional and are investigating it further, the fire department spokesman said.

Students were taken to Le Barron Park Elementary School by bus because of the cold weather, the spokesman said. Students returned to Del Valle at 10 a.m. and classes resumed as normal.

District and school administrators are continuing to investigate the situation.

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