WEST CARTHAGE Carthage Central School District officials said a fire call at the middle school was caused by a malfunctioning smoke alarm.
There was no smoke or fire present. Students were evacuated to the high school and returned when the alarm system was cleared and reset, said district Superintendent Peter J. Turner in a news release.
The incident occurred at about 8:10 a.m. The West Carthage Fire Department responded to the scene.