UPDATE: Harney Elementary students returning to school after brief evacuation

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) – Students are returning to Harney Elementary after fire officials gave the all-clear this morning after a smell reported in the building forced an evacuation.

The South Sioux City School District said students have been safe and warm the entire time of the evacuation.

After the smell was reported to staff, for precautionary reasons the students were moved to their secondary site.

Superintendent Todd Strom says every school in South Sioux City has a safety team, and a secondary location for students to go, in case of an emergency.

“Luckily we also do the secondary evacuation site practice, and today it wasn’t a drill but everything worked very smooth and bottom line was all of the student were accounted for and safe,” said Strom.

Once the all-clear was given, students were bussed back to the school, and classes resumed.


SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) – Students at a South Sioux City elementary school have been evacuated after a report of a smell coming from the building Tuesday morning.

Lance Swanson, director of communications for the South Sioux City Community Schools, confirmed to KTIV students from Harney Elementary were evacuated.

Swanson said the students have been moved to a secondary site.

This is a developing story. KTIV will have the latest as new information becomes available. 

Blake Branch

Blake Branch

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