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Paetow High School Receives All Clear After Morning Fire


October 6, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

Paetow High School students were evacuated this morning after fire broke out in a boy’s bathroom. The Fire Marshal has given the all clear to return to the building and the school is back on a regular schedule.

Katy ISD's Paetow High School

Paetow High School students and staff were evacuated this morning around 8:00 a.m. when a fire broke out in one of the boy’s bathrooms. Now the building has been cleared by the Fire Marshal and the school has resumed a normal schedule.

Parents were notified of the evacuation and kept up to date.

Official Statement from Katy ISD:

Paetow High School was evacuated this morning due to a small, contained fire in a bathroom which resulted in the activation of the school’s fire alarm system. As part of the District’s standard safety procedure, students were immediately evacuated to Panther Stadium while the local fire department and Katy ISD Police Department assessed the situation. During that time, fans and water bottles were provided to ensure students’ needs were taken care of as they waited. At about 10 a.m., the Fire Marshal gave the all clear for students and staff to return to the building. Paetow High School’s instructional day has returned to its regular schedule.


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