Students at RRMS were forced to evacuate on September 6 at around 9:00 am because of a fire in the building. Fire Fighters responded as well.

Rio Rancho Public Schools said two students started a fire in a trashcan in the girls restroom at the school. The sprinkler system was activated and the fire was extinguished quickly. The students returned to class and all protocols were followed according to RRPS.

The students responsible are being evaluated by the school. It is unclear what their punishment will be at this time.

According to RRPS, the school will continue with a few minor adjustments.