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Students evacuated after gas line ruptures at school

7 years 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 22 2015 Dec 22, 2015 December 22, 2015 2:55 PM December 22, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones
Image: ADG Inc.

PRAIRIEVILLE - School administrators said a gas line break at Oak Grove Primary in Prairieville forced them to shelter students for a time until they could evacuate them from the campus.

The school said the break in the gas line happened during construction on the campus Tuesday afternoon. Nobody was hurt.

Parents coming to pick children up are being diverted by law enforcement to an alternate pick-up point while emergency responders monitor and fix the gas line. The school said students riding buses will be brought home on their normal route.

The incident happened on the last day of classes before the Christmas break, according to a school spokesperson, who said parents were also notified through the district's emergency alert system.

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