TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

North Hills High School dismisses students early, cancels Monday evening events

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 1:03 p.m.
 

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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Mystery continues to surround Hill District slaying
  2. Western Pennsylvania drivers at bottom of insurer’s safety rankings
  3. Overnight lane closures announced for both the Liberty and Fort Pitt tunnels
  4. Police looking for person who shot man in face with BB gun
  5. Corbett uninvited to labor parade over LCB issue
  6. Penn Hills schools’ transit director resigns
  7. Caring businessman charmed family, community
  8. Newsmaker: John Burke
  9. North Allegheny rowing coach charged with having sex with student
  10. Menace worms its way into North Park, causing destruction along the way
  11. Law targeting sexual violence prompts campuses to review, publish policies
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.