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Students back in building after minor gas leak at Lafayette High

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Posted at 7:37 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 14:51:07-04

Students at Lafayette High were temporarily moved to the football stadium Thursday morning due to a gas leak.

The leak was reported in one of the buildings on campus.

Lafayette Parish School System CAO Jennifer Gardener tells KATC that the gas leak was from a pilot light on a stove that went out.

A vent above the stove caused the smell to travel throughout the school before students arrived on campus.

As a precaution students arriving for the day were diverted to the football stadium.

An all clear was given and student were back in the school by 7:20 am, Gardner said.

Police and the Lafayette Fire Department were on scene and also confirmed that the incident was minor.

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