Firefighters respond to Euclid High School; No injuries reported

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EUCLID, Ohio (WJW)– Firefighters responded to Euclid High School on Wednesday for a fire in a restroom.

The Euclid Fire Department said toilet paper was set on fire in a third-floor restroom.

It happened after dismissal, but there were still students and teachers in the building for after-school activities. No one was injured.

Christopher Papouras, interim superintendent, said the fire was initially put out with an extinguisher by a “quick thinking” staff member at the high school.

The building was evacuated for about a half hour from 2:30 – 3 p.m. Student-athletes were then allowed back into the building for extra-curricular activities.

The fire department said there is a camera nearby that likely caught the incident.

Euclid High School was closed on Tuesday as a precaution following a threat. Police said the teen suspect told investigators he was joking and did not mean to threaten anyone. The case was turned over to juvenile prosecutors to consider charges.

Papouras said Wednesday’s fire is “completely unrelated” to Tuesday’s incident.

Classes will resume, as scheduled, Thursday morning.

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