Little Rock Fire Department
fire crews responded to Central High School
this afternoon after reports of smoke
related to a ventilation equipment malfunction.
Little Rock School District spokesperson Pamela Smith, who talked to Central High Principal Nancy Rousseau around 4:45 today, said the principal reports that an air handler, part of the school's heating and air conditioning system, locked up,
causing a belt on the unit to heat up and smoke. Rousseau tells Smith there were no flames, and students were never in danger. The air handler is being repaired.
We've got a call in to the Little Rock Fire Department to see if they have any more information about the incident, but it's looking like all clear.