Pulaski County elementary school cleared after report of possible gas leak

Authorities say no gas leaks were found

Critzer Elementary School in Pulaski County will be dismissing students early Wednesday morning due to a possible gas leak inside the building.

PULASKI COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

Authorities say Critzer Elementary School in Pulaski County has been cleared after the report of a possible gas leak.

We’re told no leaks were found.


ORIGINAL STORY

Critzer Elementary School in Pulaski County will be dismissing students early Wednesday morning due to a possible gas leak inside the building.

School officials assure us that all students are safe and say the school day will end at 10:30 a.m. as crews work to inspect the building.

Parents can pick up their kids in the outer half of the parking lot and buses will pick up students from the cafeteria side of the school.

Officials tell 10 News they were alerted about the smell of a possible gas leak at the start of the school day.

While they were unable to immediately determine a source, Principal Anthony Viers initiated a fire drill out of an abundance of caution.

With this, the school was able to get students and staff out of the building in a timely and orderly fashion.

If they were able to pinpoint a source for the leak, they would’ve kept students in school, but since this wasn’t the case, they decided to release students early.

At this time, no source has been found, officials say.

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