Smoke Forces Evacuation At Williamston School

Smoke forced the evacuation of a school Tuesday afternoon in Martin County.

Children were safely evacuated from Williamston Primary School around 2:30 p.m.

A school employee says smoke filled a classroom in the rear of the building, and all children were safely evacuated from the building. A teacher's assistant was treated for smoke inhalation, but is okay.

Superintendent Dr. Tom Daly says a belt in a compressor, located in a mechanical room, caused the smoke. Since there is no school Wednesday, Daly says there will be ample time to fix the problem without impacting classes.

It happened right as school was being let out for the day, so the school just sped up dismissal to clear the building of all students.


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  • by To Neo Location: MC on Dec 7, 2009 at 01:14 PM
    Isn't TOs window knocked out in DOWNTOWN BG? Wonder if the thugs of BG did that? Bet you'll say Wmst folks vandelized it! Of course!!!
  • by to to-ok on Dec 4, 2009 at 04:58 PM
    HAHA you are probably some lazy person who sit home reading the dictionary. Get out and see the world. Don't let it pass you by.
  • by To OK Location: NC on Nov 28, 2009 at 06:33 PM
    To my respondent of Nov 25th @ 7:15 PM - My use of, as you term, collegiate words in no way impact my view of my personal self nor do they enhance my self esteem. I utilize this vocabulary simply as a result of my personal endeavors in the attainment of an education. I, as my family and many of my friends, value the skills gained through study and educational endeavor. One could assume through the interpolation of your comments that you, as apparently others within the confines of this forum, shun higher education, find it and those who value such an experience intimidating, and prefer the comfort on personal and emotional bias. The sheer fact that you find the use of my lexicon offensive is somewhat perplexing. To follow your lead of the use of "old sayings", (i.e. big fish...) I would proffer this as a reflection of your apparent state of mind, "ignorance is bliss."
  • by to to-ok on Nov 25, 2009 at 04:12 PM
    Just stop posting. I know using your collegiate words make you feel like a big man, but you are just a small fish in a big pond of society.
  • by TO - OK on Nov 25, 2009 at 01:35 PM
    To OK: Yes under the first amendment you are entitled to your opinion. One tends to make their opinion more plausible when proper grammar is utilized, have a logical, erudite impetus grounded in substantiated fact and are not expressed in a cretinous idiom. In regards to your express gnosiology of my being, I would beg to differ, that is unless you possess an illuminism not demonstrated via your contextual expressions within the confines of this forum. From the best I can see it tends to be grounded within inconsequentia or inscience.
  • by Baker Location: Williamston on Nov 21, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    Still walkin' tall, chest stuck out, mustache thoroughly waxed, proud of my little town even though downtown does look like a dump and the crime rate is almost intolerable. Williamston is still the center of all human existence.
  • by O.K Location: Williamston on Nov 19, 2009 at 08:20 PM
    For the idiot who wrote to me on November 19, 2009. This is a free country meaning I can write whatever I want to and like I said that you are clueless. So back off.
  • by TO - OK Location: NC on Nov 19, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    To OK. Let's take your statement to its logical conclusion. If you don't care what we think, why bother to post? You state that the superintendent, principal, teachers and residents of "broken down Martin County" are clueless. You show that your location is Williamston thereby making you a resident of broken down Martin County which, according to your statement, means you are clueless as well. If you don't care and are clueless then your statement is irrelevant and illogical. Why post then if your statements are such because they would make no sense? Of course that is obvious.
  • by Baker on Nov 15, 2009 at 09:17 PM
    "Just Shakin", don't shake that head too hard, something is loose in there already.
  • by O.K. Location: Williamston on Nov 14, 2009 at 02:34 PM
    Well it's like this to me and I don't care what any of you think. But yall know that this county isn't all about the schools. It is about the people who think they know everything that going in these school but they don't have a clue. So what we should do is put in another superintendent and another Williamston Primary principal cause neither one of them knows what is going on. They are clueless and so are the teachers and the residents of broken down Martin County.
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