Gas Leak Forces Elem. School Evacuation

Students can be picked up early

By Shane Allen
|  Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010  |  Updated 2:27 PM CDT
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Gas Leak Forces Elem. School Evacuation

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A Highland Village elementary school was evacuated Tuesday morning after a gas leak was discovered outside the school.  Officials with the city didn’t know what caused the leak.

“We’ve evacuated McAuliffe Elementary,” city employee Laurie Mullens said.  “All students have been moved to Briarhill [Middle School.]”

“[The gas leak] is above ground and capped at this time; however, because it is not fixed, the school felt it was safest for students to be relocated to Briarhill Middle School."

Mullens said parents are welcome to pick up their children.  There are people in the front of the school to direct parents on that process, she said.   Mullens stressed, however, students can only be picked up by someone listed on their enrollment card.

Students who ride the bus should still arrive home at normal time if their guardians can't pick them up.

No injuries were reported during the incident. 

Briarhill Blvd was closed from Tartan to Rosedale as Atmos crews worked to repair the leak.   The road was opened back up around 10:45am. 

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