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Sep 21, 2016 1:49 PM

UPDATE: Preliminary readings say no hazardous materials in Keene High School, officials say

KEENE — Preliminary readings of what was thought to be hazardous materials inside Keene High School have come back negative for any type of contamination.

READ: Officials: Hazmat situation being investigated at Keene High School, avoid area

Keene Police and Fire responded to the high school after a report came in that hazardous materials were potentially found in a science classroom in Thompson Hall at about 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

The area was isolated and impacted students and staff were moved to an alternate location within the building. Police determined that evacuation of the building was unnecessary since the incident was isolated.

READ: UPDATE: Keene superintendent says students, staff safe during hazmat investigation

The regular school day continues, Superintendent Robert H. Malay reported. Dismissal will take place as normal with a slight modification as to the location for the arrival of the buses. Afterschool activities will take place as originally plan.

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