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West Frankfort Fire Responds to Central Jr. High for Smoke Issue

WEST FRANKFORT – The West Frankfort Fire Department was called out Tuesday morning to Central Junior High School regarding a smoke issue with the ventilation system.

According to Frankfort Community Unit School District 168 Superintendent Matt Donkin, Central students were dismissed to their parents and picked up at Frankfort Intermediate School. Other West Frankfort schools remained in session. All students were reported safe. Students who were not picked up remained at Frankfort Intermediate School for the day.

Donkin says they contacted as many parents as they could by phone because the software used to make an all call was down.