CARY — A small fire scrambled police and fire to Cary High School on Tuesday afternoon. A school resource officer reported smoke in a boys' locker room at 1:40 p.m., which also activated part of the school's sprinkler system.
"It was very small and under control," said town spokeswoman Carrie Roman. Social media users reported a significant emergency response, but official numbers weren't immediately available.
The school was evacuated as fire and police arrived. Students returned to the building within 35 minutes of the call, while a fire crew and the Wake County Fire Marshal's office remained on scene to investigate and clean up.
Authorities have not announced whether they believe the fire was set intentionally.