Firefighters called out to Valley Forge High School

Firefighters called out to Valley Forge High School

PARMA HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Smoke detectors went off late Monday afternoon at Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights.

The Parma City School District said around 3:30 p.m., a smoke detection alarm went off at Valley Forge High School. Fire crews were immediately dispatched to the scene.

School is not yet in session, and no students are in danger. The first day of school is tomorrow. At this time, school will still begin as scheduled tomorrow.

The smoke appears to have originated from a science lab in the building. The cause of the smoke is being investigated by the Safety and Security teams and Superintendent Dr. Graham at this time.

The District has remotely shut off the building's air flow system to ensure the smoke does not spread through the building.

The exact cause of the smoke is still under investigation.

"I am thankful for the support of the City of Parma Heights and its fire crews for working closely with us to ensure the safety and security of our schools," said Dr. Jeffrey Graham. "As soon as we are able to uncover the cause of the smoke, we will alert the public and our media partners. Thank you for your patience with us."

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