Burnt popcorn prompts evacuation of Franklin High School


FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Someone left their popcorn in the microwave for a little too long at Franklin High School on Friday.

Authorities responded to the school for “a reported haze” around 11:30 a.m.

The Franklin Police Department said the school was evacuated while first responders investigated.

About 5 minutes later, the department announced the haze was just due to burnt popcorn in the microwave.

“When it comes to kids’ safety, we leave nothing to chance,” police said.

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