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Sandy Ridge Elementary students return to class after evacuating due to gas odor

A possible gas odor caused school officials to evacuate Sandy Ridge Elementary in Durham on Thursday morning.

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DURHAM, N.C. — Sandy Ridge Elementary in Durham was evacuated Thursday morning, according to Durham Public Schools.

Officials said the evacuation was a precaution due to a possible gas odor.

This is the second time in a week that Sandy Ridge Elementary has been impacted by the odor of gas.

According to officials, on Sunday, Jan. 26 the school shut off their boiler due to a gas odor.

After an investigation by the fire department, Dominion Energy, and DPS maintenance staff, Sandy Ridge Elementary was declared safe for re-entry. Students went back into class and resumed a regular school day.


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