Cairo High School Evacuation Caused by Vinegar Spill

School Evacuation
Posted at 11:07 AM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 11:59:59-04

CAIRO, GA (WTXL) - Cairo High School was evacuated Friday because of what police originally believed could have a chemical spill in the area.

However, the chemical turned out to be a vinegar solution from nearby Big Bend AgriServices. Bill Morgan, safety officer with Bend AgriServices told ABC 27 News that no chemical left the plant, and it was just a tank over flow when a sensor in a new system failed.

Morgan says the vinegar solution is used to disinfect meat before it is sent to consumers.

The Police Department said that Friday is a teacher-work day and that no students were in the building.