The Hendersonville Fire Department completed its fire investigation at Merrol Hyde Magnet School on Tuesday.
Fire officials confirm that the incident occurred on Wednesday May 9, at 8:54 a.m. at the science lab in the school.
The office of the Fire Marshal within the Hendersonville Fire Department was the lead agency for this incident. The Fire Marshal’s office is confident through the interview process and during the investigation, that the official cause of the ignition to be unintentional.
Moving forward the Fire Department will be meeting with Dr. Del Phillips and his staff to review current policies and procedures.
Bush commended the staff at Merrol Hyde for their actions during the incident. He also asked the community to keep the students, families, and staff in their prayers.