Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools recalls Chromebooks after one began smoking

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LEWISVILLE, N.C. — All Chromebooks are being taken out of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, according to the school system.

Concern sparked when a Chromebook began smoking at about 9:30 a.m. in a 3rd-grade classroom at Lewisville Elementary School. Students were in the room at the time.

The school was evacuated, and the smoldering device was put out.

No one was injured, but the school district is pulling about 20,000 computers as a precaution.

All 2015-model Chromebooks are being pulled from the schools permanently. Newer-model Chromebooks are being evaluated and are expected to be back in the classroom by Monday.

The 2015 models were already scheduled to be replaced at the end of this year.

About 8,000 new Chromebooks will be put into schools this month.

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