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Cedar Shoals students return to school after minor fire


Students at Cedar Shoals High School are back in the classroom today, after a small fire closed the school yesterday.

A media release from the school district yesterday reported that a small fire in a restroom triggered the school's sprinkler systems and that smoke filled parts of the building. District officials believe the fire was set deliberately.

Students in the building were first evacuated to safe areas, then sent home to learn remotely.

On Wednesday evening, the district confirmed that classes would resume in person today. Some classes will be moved to parts of the campus not affected by water and smoke until repairs are complete.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
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