Firefighting

On a November evening 20 years ago, Nov. 17, 2000, in the school gymnasium in Plankinton, where several students and other school personnel were taking part in open gym and wrestling practice, a handful of students emerged from a locker room, reporting an odd smell. Exercising an abundance of concern, staff moved students from the facilities to other locations for their activities or sent them home, allowing school officials to inspect the matter more closely.