Update: The building is clear and students are back in class. Thank you for your patience.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Century High School is evacuating students Monday afternoon.
“We believe that pepper spray, or something similar, was discharged inside of Century High School. Due to precautions related to the smell of this spray, we are evacuating the building. Rochester Fire Department will be evaluating the situation and students and staff will return once we receive the "all clear" from the Fire Department,” the school said on social media.
All staff and students are safe, according to the district.
We will have more information as it becomes available.