Santa Fe Elementary students return to class after smoke evacuation

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

Students and staff at Santa Fe Elementary School were evacuated due to smoke reported in a classroom Monday, according to Peoria Unified School District.

District officials said that staff initiated emergency procedures and the Peoria Fire and Medical Department was called immediately. 

Peoria Fire and Medical officials said their crews found the source of the smoke coming from an air handler.

The staff and students returned to the classroom after the area was deemed safe. 

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