Students and faculty were evacuated from Dowell Middle School in McKinney due to a gas leak Wednesday morning.
According to the district, more than 1,000 students and faculty were taken to nearby Boyd High School as a precaution.
In a statement released to the media Wednesday, the district said "the gas leak was not a result of the construction currently taking place at the school, and district officials are currently addressing the issue."
At about 10 a.m. officials with the school tweeted that the gas leak was addressed and that it was safe for students to return to class.
UPDATE! Gas leak under control!! Students will be returning safely to DMS in approximately 30 minutes. Not necessary to pick up students!
— Dowell Middle School (@DowellMS) August 27, 2014
The district said they hope to have all students back on the Dowell campus by noon and that sack lunches will be provided.
District officials initially said parents could pick up students at Boyd High School, but later said it was not necessary.