Walter G. Byers Elementary school closes for day after fire in bathroom

- A fire broke out in Walter G. Byers Elementary School Friday morning.

All students and staff have been evacuated from the school building and students will not return to school for the day, according to a spokesperson for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

The spokesperson says the child's teacher will call each parent to discuss dismissal options for the students. 

Students can be picked up at the school bus lot or at Charlotte Greenville Center at 1330 Spring Street. Parents need to have their identification ready. 

Students can also take district transportation home.

If parents have not yet been contacted they can call the school front office at 980-343-6940.

More updates to come at 11:30 a.m.

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