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Archive for Monday, October 28, 2013

Hillcrest students return after brief evacuation

October 28, 2013

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Students and staff at Hillcrest school, 1045 Hilltop Dr., returned to class this afternoon following a brief evacuation due to a nearby gas leak.

School officials reported smelling a gas odor around 11:42 a.m. Crews from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical Services and Black Hills Energy responded and determined the odor was the result of a break in a residential gas line about two blocks south of the school, at Oxford and Highland, where road and utility construction is being done.

Students and staff returned to the building after officials determined it was safe, the school district said. District officials said the school plans to notify parents of the evacuation.

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