Chesapeake school evacuated due to burn odor

Posted at 1:55 PM, Sep 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-26 13:55:55-04

Chesapeake, Va. – Sparrow Road Intermediate School was evacuated Thursday afternoon due to a “burn odor” detected in the school, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

A school spokesperson says the odor was detected in a hallway.

The school was evacuated at 12:10 p.m. and fire units responded.

The evacuation lasted a little more than one hour, officials say.

The school has now been deemed safe for students and faculty.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are available.