Originally Published: February 1, 2018 6 a.m.
EPPING, N.H. (AP) — An effort to cook calamari has gone awry at a New Hampshire middle school science class, forcing the school to be evacuated.
Police in Epping, New Hampshire, say students were dissecting the squid Tuesday at Epping Middle School, and it was being cooked up as calamari.
Fire Lt. Paul St. Cyr tells the Portsmouth Herald a boiling pot of oil caused a lot of smoke. School District Superintendent Valerie McKenney said the smoke set off fire alarms.
St. Cyr said students were evacuated and moved to the elementary school to keep them out of the cold for about an hour. No one was hurt.