There was an explosion at Poplar Grove Middle School this morning. A storage container blew up outside the Franklin school at approximately 7:30am.
No one was injured. The explosion happened in a construction zone outside the school. The school building itself was not harmed. Staff and students were evacuated and have returned to the classroom.
From the school district:
This morning there was an explosion in a container within the construction storage area on the Poplar Grove Middle campus. A resulting fire that was limited to the restricted area was extinguished within 15 minutes. There were no injuries and students are back in class. We appreciate the very quick response of the Franklin Fire Department and other emergency responders. Emergency personnel may remain on site throughout the morning to finish investigating and cleaning the affected area.
-FRANKLIN SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT