Wednesday classes canceled after Tuesday fire at Woodrow Wilson High School

- Woodrow Wilson High School students in Dallas don't have classes until Thursday after a fire Tuesday morning.

Officials said smoke could be seen coming from the second and third floors of the building about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. All 1,800 students and staff made it out of the building safely.

Firefighters believe the small fire originated in a third floor bathroom closet. District officials will spend Wednesday cleaning up from the fire and determine if classes can resume on Thursday.

There was some confusion on the campus Tuesday morning if there was actually a fire.

“I was in my geography class and they sent out some trigger alarms, but they said it was fake. And then they did it again and they said it was real. My friend told me it was by the ROTC room and art room,” one student told FOX 4.

Some parents showed up to take their children home midday.

“She called me and told me it was on fire and nobody else told us anything. I found out when I came here and all the police cars and fire department everything,” said a worried mother.

Students not picked up were sent to one of three different locations -- Long Middle School, portable buildings or the football field.

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