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Elementary school evacuated after paper set on fire in bathroom, officials say

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FOUNTAIN INN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Fountain Inn Elementary School was evacuated Monday morning after a fire was set in one of the school’s restrooms, according to Beth Brotherton, a spokesperson for Greenville County Schools.

Brotherton said the school was evacuated around 8:30 a.m. due to the smell of smoke.

The fire department was called and determined the building was safe to enter by 8:45

Firefighters and officials determined the source of the smoke was paper that had been set of fire in a student bathroom.

“The incident is being investigated,” Brotherton said.

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