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TERRELL (CBSDFW.COM) – A student at Furlough Middle School was taken into custody after a fire in the bathroom shortly before noon Friday.
On arrival, firefighters saw “smoke showing” on the 2nd floor.
The school had been immediately evacuated by school officials at the first sign of smoke and no one was hurt.
The fire was apparently the result of a toilet roll being set on fire in an upstairs bathroom according to the fire marshal and fire chief. There was minor damage to fixtures and stalls as well. However there was a lot of smoke in that area of the building.
The Terrell Fire Department told school leaders the rest of the school was clear to use, but the ISD officials made a decision not to use the building the rest of the day.
Students were transferred from Furlough Middle School to Wood Elementary School by bus, in two phases.
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