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Students relocated after gas leak at Poe Elementary

Posted October 8, 2008

— Students at Poe Elementary School in Raleigh were forced to move away from the front of the building Wednesday afternoon due to a gas leak. The leak was capped and no students were injured, Greg Thomas, a spokesman for Wake County schools, said. 

Thomas said students were moved to a part of the school away from the leak for the remainder of the day and dismissed at the regular time of 3:35 p.m.



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  • Pilot Oct 9, 2008

    Oh my! Had they just waited another 10 minutes, the Wake County BOE would have transferred them all to another school!!

  • HopingForABetterWorld Oct 8, 2008

    Get over it littlegramma. There was obviously no danger or the authorities would have moved them out. And, if they had sent the kids home, parents would be yelling at them for that too. It's not about the money or any of the other issues you want to try to connect.

  • littlegramma Oct 8, 2008

    Interesting..."another part of the school..." just how much would that have protected the kids and teachers if that gas leak had exploded, huh? But that federal money is way more important than kids safety, and the all mighty dollar is more important than consistancy for our kids, too (ie bussing all over creation and switching that around whenever the mood stikes, changing calendars when the powers that be screw up yet again on attendance expectations, you get it...) Yeah to go WCPS!!!

  • Adelinthe Oct 8, 2008

    Gracious! Thank God everyone's safe.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB