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Green Tree Elementary School evacuated

An odd smell was reported at Green Tree Elementary School in West Bend around 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The Fire Department responded as did We Energies.

Crews did a complete evaluation of the building as students and staff were moved to the playground and eventually dismissed at the regular end of day.

“The safety of our students is our primary concern,” said principal Katie Weyer.

Emergency crews did not find any air-quality concerns.

The West Bend School District maintenance crew will work through the night and fire crews will make another sweep of the building at 5 a.m. to monitor the building and ensure safety.

Weyer said they have “no reason to believe there are any issues in the school.”

Initial findings were that the odor could be due to a back draft related to the high winds today.

The principal’s voice message can be heard by clicking the link below.

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