Two Injured After School Locker Fire

Two students had to be treated for smoke problems after a fire this morning at a Pitt County middle school.

Authorities say a locker fire forced the evacuation of E.B. Aycock Middle School on Red Banks Road.

Pitt County Schools spokeswoman Heather Mayo says the was put out with a fire extinguisher by Erny Hoke, a math teacher at the school. Two students were slightly injured. One girl was taken to the hospital after an asthma attack, while another was treated at the scene by rescue for minor smoke inhalation.

Students will soon be allowed back in the school.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville, NC on Apr 14, 2011 at 06:20 PM
    We (8th graders) walked out of class really slow thinking its a fire drill and then once we got outside we realized it was real...We stayed out there for two ours...
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      by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 06:00 AM in reply to Anonymous
      haha "two ours"...please make sure you go to JH Rose and complete your education...
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        by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 10:33 AM in reply to
        Looks like you need to go back to school as well. You do not have proper sentence structure (Capital letters and puncuation marks).
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        by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:15 AM in reply to
        This is our next generation of educated kids. See the comment below where someone spelled the word "ground" as "grownd". It's only going to get worse my friend.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 05:58 PM
    i was in one of the rooms right near the fire and we heard someone yelling fire and i come out and theres just smoke Everywhere!
  • by car car Location: greenville on Apr 14, 2011 at 05:34 PM
    us(6th graders)only figured out when some kid ran down the hallway and yelled FIRE! we were in science and about to go to our lockers and then we oopened the door and started running as fast as we could!!! Skyler and Jada warned the social studies class who didnt know what was happening! first we ran toward the smoke(dumb) then we all turned around and were pushing and shoving to get out of the door! SO SCARYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 04:03 PM
    we(6th graders) ran out because Skyler came in our social studies class and said Fire and we were outside and there was a big crowd near the locker and then someone said TURN AROUND becuase everyone was heading towrds the locker then we all ran outside:))
  • by annonymus Location: greenville on Apr 14, 2011 at 03:36 PM
    I WAS THERE!!!! it was scary and thankfully my friend who went to the hospital for an asthma attack is fine i just talked to her. ahhhhhhhhh it was scary who started it?????
  • by E.B.Aycock student Location: greenville on Apr 14, 2011 at 03:20 PM
    im an E.B.Aycock student and what happened waz all of a sudden people came running down the hall yelling fire! everyone ran to get out the door! it was VERY hectic! people were pushing and knocking each other down to get out the door! there was smoke everywhere and it was VERY scary!
  • by someone Location: Greenville on Apr 14, 2011 at 03:05 PM
    That one girl was one of my friends and she passed out on the grownd. (I was there and it wasn't that bad)
  • by was there on Apr 14, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    no one was smoking we dont know how it started! and i was there!
  • by Jas on Apr 14, 2011 at 02:31 PM
    GO MR. HOKE!!!!!! you were a great math teacher!!! as to the fire, has it been released how it was caused??
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 06:21 PM in reply to Jas
      Yes GO MR HOKE
  • by Anon Location: Washington on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    How did it catch fire?
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM in reply to Anon
      Heat, Fuel and Oxygen.
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      by someone on Apr 14, 2011 at 03:01 PM in reply to Anon
      no one knows and I was there!
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