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Riverdale fire officials evacuate Utopian Academy on first day of school

Fire marshall Demetries Wells says school has not yet passed inspection

— The Riverdale Fire Department shut down Utopian Academy just as classes began Monday morning because the school had not yet passed an inspection required by the city.

Students were evacuated from their classrooms and taken to the school's gymnasium. Parents were asked to come and pick up their children.

The situation is the latest in a string of setbacks for the school, which was the originally set to open last week.

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