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Classrooms Checked for Over-Crowding

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MEDFORD, Ore. — After several reports from students about overcrowded classrooms, fire officials are again checking in on schools.

This morning the Medford Fire Department headed out to Griffin Creek Elementary.  The inspector was looking for issues with rooms being over capacity, which is a fire danger.

The inspector said there were no issues found Tuesday. Medford Fire and Rescue said Monday it found four rooms over capacity in both north and south high schools, and two rooms at Washington Elementary School.

“We had students sitting on the floor… in the windows… basically blocking isle ways… if there was a situation at the school they could not safely enter the building,” said Fire Inspector Ralph Sartain

Fire officials told the district how to fix the issues.  The superintendent said over-crowding has been addressed, and that it won’t happen again.