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Small fires in Gibbs High restrooms force brief evacuation

ST. PETERSBURG — Two small restroom fires at Gibbs High School prompted an evacuation of students and faculty Friday morning.

Lisa Wolf, the Pinellas County School District spokeswoman, said the incident occurred around 10 a.m., and the school was evacuated for 20 to 30 minutes.

St. Petersburg police spokeswoman Yolanda Fernandez said two small toilet paper fires were started in two boys restrooms.

The fires caused no major structural damage and no injuries were reported, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue spokesman Steve Lawrence.

All students and faculty were cleared to return to the school.

Fernandez said police officers are reviewing security footage and conducting interviews at the school to find a suspect.

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