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HMS students go back inside after smoke forced evacuation

Hendersonville Middle School wait outside after they were evacuated from the building Tuesday. Hendersonville Middle School wait outside after they were evacuated from the building Tuesday.

First responders evacuated Hendersonville Middle School this morning after a report of smoke in the building.

The students were on sitting, standing and playing in the large practice field outside under sunny skies while firefighters looked for the cause.

"There's no children in danger," Hendersonville police Lt. R.S. Olsen said outside the school.

Hendersonville Fire Department was dispatched to the school just before 11 a.m. following reports of smoke in the cafeteria area, the city said. Firefighters determined that the smoke originated from the HVAC system in an area above the cafeteria. All students and faculty remained safe during the incident and returned to their classrooms at 11:40, the city said.