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It wasn’t a prank.
The Kingston Fire Department responded to a call to Roane County High School Thursday morning after four students got stuck in an elevator.
It didn’t take long; the fire department is just a block from the school.
Fire Chief Willie Gordon said they arrived on scene quickly and got the students out in about a minute.
“I’d say they were probably in the elevator for no more than 10 minutes,” Gordon said.
Gordon said they used a Halligan tool, a specialized rescue device, to pry open the elevator and get the students to freedom — or at least to the classroom.