School officials say the Penn Yan Middle School was evacuated on Wednesday due to an odor, which was investigated by the Penn Yan Fire Department.
The school said that an odor was brought to the attention of faculty and administrators coming from the second and third floors of the middle school.
Upon investigation it was recommended to administrators that the Penn Yan Fire Department be brought in to investigate.
Officials say a team of local firefighters investigated the odor and cleared the building for safety.
At that time, students were evacuated. All students and staff were safe, and later returned to the building.