Leonard High School evacuated after lab fire

LEONARD, Tex. (KXII) - Leonard High School was evacuated Friday afternoon after a fire in a science lab.

Officials say there was a chemical ignition involving phosphorus during a science class that started a small fire. The teacher and a student were able to put the fire out.

The 17 students in the classroom were checked out on the scene by paramedics and released to their parents.

We're told none of the students were injured. The condition of the teacher is not yet known.

The educational wings were closed off due to residue from the fire extinguisher. An air quality test later in the day showed the air quality was back to normal.

The scene has since been cleared.

Leonard ISD Police, City of Leonard Police, Leonard Volunteer Fire Department, Fannin County EMS and local hazmat crews responded.