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Updated Article - Students at Armstrong Middle School were evacuated after a gas leak was detected on campus.

Posted: May 14, 2019 12:07 PM
Updated: May 14, 2019 10:45 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Students at a Starkville school were evacuated Tuesday morning after a gas leak was detected on campus.

The campus at Armstrong Middle School was closed near noon and students were transported to the Starkville High School football stadium.

Parents lined up outside the Starkville High School football stadium to check on their children.

A gas leak was detected at Armstrong Middle School in Starkville.

The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District alerted the public and parents by posting information to its social media platforms.

Parents were able to go to the football stadium to check on their children and pick them up.

"We did have a small leak and it was not bad enough to cause any danger, but it was high enough for us to take the precautionary measures of evacuating the campus," School Superintendent Eddie Peasant said.

Atmos Energy crews started working to make the repair.

Peasant said school will resume Wednesday at the Armstrong Middle School campus.

If the school does not have gas, administrators will make other arrangements to provide lunches to students.

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