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Students sent home after fire at Battle Creek Central High School

Battle Creek fire department
Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-03 16:18:23-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Students at Battle Creek Central High School and BC STEM were sent home for the rest of the day Monday after a small fire at the high school.

Staff acted quickly and no one was hurt, district officials said.

Emergency responders were on site, working with maintenance staff to deem the building safe for students and staff to return for classes Tuesday morning.

All athletic practices scheduled at the high school were canceled for Monday, including middle school and high school swim and dive and high school girls basketball. These practices will resume Tuesday.

Practices at all other district locations proceeded as scheduled, including boys basketball and wrestling at the Field House and middle school basketball at Northwestern and Springfield.