Dowell Middle School in McKinney Evacuated Due to Gas Leak

Students allowed to return to campus after gas leak fixed

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    Students and faculty were evacuated from Dowell Middle School in McKinney due to a gas leak Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014)

    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.

    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.