West Polk County Schools dismiss early due to smoke
By WRCB Staff
POLK COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -
Polk County Schools confirms they are dismissing four schools early: South Polk Elementary, Polk High, Chilhowee Middle and Benton Elementary.
It all stems from an issue at South Polk Elementary in Old Fort.
Smoke is entering the building and setting off the fire alarms. They evacuated and fire officials confirmed there is no fire in the building, but each time they turn the alarm on it continues to go off, so they are dismissing for the day.
Polk High, Chilhowee Middle and Benton Elementary aren’t having those issues, but since all the schools run on the same bus routes, all schools are dismissing students.