Herriman High Helps Out After Hundreds of Charter Students Evacuated

Herriman High opened its doors with a warm welcome for more than 800 elementary school students from Athlos Academy, a charter school in Herriman.

An unusual gas-like odor inside the school led to the entire student body and staff being evacuated. Because their planned evacuation site was too far for children to walk in the frigid temperatures, they needed to find a facility that could handle everyone during the evacuation. Jordan School District immediately arranged for buses to transport students and staff from Athlos to the Herriman High School auditorium. Herriman High, District personnel, firefighters and police were on hand to greet the children and calm any fears. An animated movie was even shown to make their time at Herriman High as comfortable as possible.

Thanks to everyone who helped in making the evacuation and safe return of students and staff to Athlos a success.

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