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Gas leak at construction site prompts Comeaux High evacuation

Posted at 9:11 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 12:03:52-04

Students at Comeaux High School were evacuated this morning due to a gas leak that occurred at a nearby construction site.

The all-clear has been given for students and faculty to return to class.

LPSS CAO Joe Craig says that a valve on a propane tank was broken at the construction site causing the leak. The school was evacuated as a precaution. The Lafayette Fire Department investigated the leak.

Photo: KATC / Reed Robinson