Classroom at Lake Weir evacuated after AC unit malfunction 

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Posted March 3, 2021 | By Brendan Farrell, Ocala Gazette 

An air conditioning unit malfunctioned on Wednesday at Lake Weir High School sending fumes into a classroom, forcing an evacuation but causing no serious injuries, according to principal Colleen Wade.  

The incident occurred after lunch, and the teacher and students quickly evacuated the classroom. Paramedics were on the scene and took four students and an adult to a hospital as a precaution along with a fifth student who was accompanied by a parent. 

“Our team did a great job, and our students knew exactly what to do in this situation,” Wade wrote on the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. “We train for it, and today, we put that training to the test.”