SPOKANE -- Ferris High School evacuated students and staff early Wednesday after two soda bottles containing household chemicals exploded on campus.
Emergency crews immediately swept the school to determine if there were any potential threats inside.
To help with their investigation, the school initiated an early release.
Students filed outside the school ready to walk home, while others waited for their parents to pick them up.
School officials notified parents about the emergency via an automated system; others received a text from their child, or saw the news on social media. Many parents said they did not know the extent of the situation until the arrived on campus.
Within about an hour of the emergency, the scene was cleared leaving some parents to wonder what the fuss was all about.
“I think it's kind of silly, we're so gun shy right now, it's kind of ridiculous," said ______.
School resource officers stayed on campus well into the afternoon searching the school from top to bottom.
School officials said they would send out an automated message to parents Wednesday night notifying them about school on Thursday.