North Hills High School dismisses students early, cancels Monday evening events
North Hills High School was evacuated Monday afternoon and evening events at the school were canceled after the odor of gas was detected, but Equitable Gas and firefighters found no leak, the school district said.
“I think the odor was pinpointed to up near a chemistry room at the high school, and that's probably what the cause of the odor was,” Equitable spokesman Scott M. Waitlevertch said.
At 12:02 p.m. Monday, students and staff were taken to the adjacent middle school after the smell of natural gas was detected on the high school's third floor, the district said.
Students were allowed to return to the high school only to claim their belongings and they were dismissed a few minutes earlier than their normal 2 p.m. dismissal time, district spokeswoman Amanda Hartle said. The high school has 1,436 students. Classes are scheduled as normal Tuesday, the district said.
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