Gas leak at Bottenfield MS prompts temporary evacuation

Gas leak at Bottenfield MS prompts temporary evacuation

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The entrance to Bottenfield Middle (Photo: Alan Collins) The entrance to Bottenfield Middle (Photo: Alan Collins)
Parents line up to pick up their kids from Bottenfield Middle School. (Photo: Damian Johnson) Parents line up to pick up their kids from Bottenfield Middle School. (Photo: Damian Johnson)
ADAMSVILLE, AL (WBRC) -

Students at Bottenfield Middle School were temporarily evacuated Thursday after a gas leak was detected.

The school was evacuated after a smell of gas was reported around 10 a.m. The Adamsville fire chief confirmed that a gas leak was detected at the school.

The gas leak was located in a unit on top of the school building, according to a school official. Maintenance workers turned off the natural gas line and have been working to repair the leak.

Officials said the students were in no danger and were allowed back inside the building for classes.

However,  after receiving calls about the leak, several parents lined up in cars outside Bottenfield to pick up their kids and check them out. Parents of children with breathing problems said they were especially concerned.

Officials say that the natural gas will remain off at the school until the leak is repaired. Bottenfield Middle School is a Jefferson County School located in Adamsville, Ala.

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