Students return to class after gas leak at Fayetteville elementary school
Posted January 27
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville elementary school was evacuated Friday morning, following a gas leak at the building.
Officials said that the Fayetteville Fire and Emergency Management Department responded to William H. Owen Elementary School at 4533 Raeford Road at about 10:25 a.m. in response a report of the odor of gas coming from the kitchen area.
Upon arrival, members of the fire department found that students and staff had evacuated the building.
A Hazardous Materials Response Team remained at the scene Friday morning, conducting air monitoring tests within the building.
School officials said the gas leak was caused by a malfunctioning oven in the kitchen and the issue has since been repaired.
Students were taken by bus to Douglas Byrd Middle School for lunch and returned to school at about 1:30 p.m.