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Students evacuated from Starkville middle school due to gas leak

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

Posted: May 14, 2019 10:44 PM
Updated: May 14, 2019 10:44 PM

Speech to Text for Students evacuated from Starkville middle school due to gas leak

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am at the atmos energy here in tupelo now which is the gas company in charge of the leak in a fuel line connection... at armstrong middle school.... a spokes-person from the company told us they sent crews to dig up the lines to make sure they were ok, but they decided to close school as a precaution... causing students and parents to worry "it was kind of scary because it's a gas leak." shanice malone was one of many parents who had to go pick up their kids from school this morning. around 11:30 am parents got a text from school administrators telling them to pick their children because of a gas leak. all 1,200 students and 100 faculty members evacuated by bus to the football field. parents formed three lines by grade and facility and members called children one by one from the stands. "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." eddie peasant- socsd superintendent one parent says when she received the text to pick up her sixth grader she was nervous about how dangerous the situation was. "my son has asthma and bronchitis and you know i'm scared for his breathing but other than that it was very chaotic." shanice malone- parent a 6th grade student says some students were afraid during the evacuation, but he wasn't phased. "we has a gas leak, and everybody was scared and running around the school and stuff, but i was cool." juante hughes- malone says she's glad everyone is safe and that no one was in danger. "i think they need to clear the situation indefinitely; you know like the kids are about to be out. i don't feel like they should let the kids come back until the situation is clear." shanice malone- parent superintendent eddie peasant says atmos has been working on the repairs throughout the day even if the school does not have gas tomorrow they will resume the regular schedule at the middle school campus and make other arrangements to cook lunches... pb and j everyone you cant go wrong with that... live in tupelo, taylor smith wtva nine news at , matt
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