- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County school officials have confirmed an electronic cigarette was to blame for a small explosion that forced the partial evacuation of Sparks High School.

Principal Kevin Carroll says school officials called police about 10:15 a.m. Monday after a teacher saw fire spark in the school gym.

No one was hurt, but about 150 students were evacuated from inside the gym and a code yellow lockdown was ordered for about 90 minutes.

School district spokeswoman Victoria Campbell told the Reno Gazette-Journal (https://tinyurl.com/kmavh2w) two students were “messing with the e-cigarette.” She says investigators determined the two did not intend to spark a fire and no charges have been filed.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, https://www.rgj.com

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