Students at Lake Norman High School got surprised with a little extra long weekend today. The school was evacuated and students were released early today. Why you may ask? Well, it was due to a skunk getting inside the school building.

“Due to an unfortunate circumstance beyond our control, Lake Norman HS is releasing students from the school early. There is a skunk in the building. It has sprayed and the odor is affecting students and staff,” officials with Lake Norman High School according to Fox 46.

According to social media, the skunk wandered into the building and sprayed in the hallways of the school. Students are fine but authorities decided it was not safe to remain on school grounds during the situation. There is no word on how the skunk got in the building.