Education

One injured, Apex High evacuated after chem lab fire

Posted May 15, 2015 11:01 a.m. EDT
Updated May 15, 2015 1:06 p.m. EDT

Apex High School was evacuated after a small fire in a chemistry lab Friday, May 15, 2015.

Apex High school students spent about an hour Friday morning in the parking lot, waiting while firefighters cleared the building after an accident in a chemistry lab, a Wake County Public Schools spokesman said.

One student suffered minor injuries from what spokesman Matt Dees called "a small chemical fire."

Emergency personnel were called just before 10 a.m., and students were back in class before noon.