Berkeley High School evacuated for 15 minutes due to suspicious smell
Berkeley High School was evacuated Tuesday morning for about 15 minutes due to a suspicious smell, according to school district officials.
The fire department investigated the smell and determined there was not a fire or immediate threat, officials said. Students returned to class and parents were notified.
The students were outside between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., when they were allowed back into the building, according to spokeswoman Susan Haire.
The smell was likely a loose belt in the school’s HVAC system, Haire said.