Rosa Guerrero Elementary School evacuated due to smoke from heating unit

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UPDATE: The El Paso Fire Department found the source of smoke at Rosa Guerrero Elementary. 

The source was a heating unit. The students are being moved to Franklin High School for now, but they will be brought back in time for parents to pick them up.

EPISD sent the following message to parents. 

“Smoke was detected at Guerrero Elementary and the school was evacuated in response. El Paso Fire Department found a heating unit is the source of the smoke and is in control of the situation.
As a precaution, students are being transported to Franklin High School where instruction will continue. Students will be at the main gym and will receive lunch there.
The students will be transported back to Guerrero at the end of the instructional day. Parents may pick up their children there at the regular time. Parents who wish to pick up their children at Franklin may do so at any time. Please note that students will be released only to parents who are on the approved list for pick up.
Classes will resume as normal at the Guerrero campus on Friday.”

ORIGINAL: Rosa Guerrero Elementary School has been evacuated due to the presence of smoke, an El Paso Independent School District spokesman said.

There are no reports of a fire, but the El Paso Fire Department is on the scene to check the school. The smoke was first reported at about 7:59 a.m.

There is no need for parents to pick up children at this time, EPISD said. 

This is a developing story, KTSM will update it if more information becomes available. 

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