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Students safe after bathroom incident prompts evacuation

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Students at Mary Scott Elementary School were safely evacuated Tuesday morning after some sort of incident in a bathroom.

Police, fire and EMS crews were called to the school on Moss Side Avenue off of North Avenue after someone reported a material was dispersed in the bathroom.

The district's Interim Superintendent, Thomas Kranz, was notified of the situation at 10 a.m. 

He says the students were taken to Ginter Park Elementary School and will remain there for the rest of the school day. 

All parents were notified of the evacuation. 

One firefighter was seen wearing a hazmat suit outside the school.

Crews will deep clean the school Tuesday evening, with classes expected to resume Wednesday.

Traffic was blocked around the building as a precaution.

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