Ruthlawn Elementary Closed Friday after Gas Leak


UPDATE 1/9/14 @ 4:55 p.m.
SOUTH CHARESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Kanawha County Schools says Ruthlawn Elementary School in South Charleston will be closed Friday after a gas leak at the school.

The school dismissed at 10:45 a.m. Thursday due to the reported gas leak.

The school's principal tells WSAZ.com the custodians noticed the leak from the kitchen about 10 a.m.

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UPDATE 1/9/14 @ 10:55 a.m.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Fire Marshal's Office is on the scene of a possible gas leak at a school in South Charleston.

Ruthlawn Elementary School dismissed students at 10:45 a.m. due to the potential leak.

The school's principal tells WSAZ.com custodians noticed a gas leak from the kitchen about 10 a.m. and school officials made decision to send children home.

When that decision was made, parents lined up outside the building to pick up their children. Some students were sent home by school buses.

Investigators say the gas is still on at the school, but there's no word if it will be shut off.

No one was hurt or affected by the leak.

About 300 students attend Ruthlawn Elementary.

We have a crew at the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 1/9/14 @ 10:17 a.m.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A possible gas leak in Charleston is causing one school to close early Thursday.

According to Kanawha County Schools, Ruthlawn Elementary School in South Charleston is dismissing students at 10:45 a.m. due to a potential gas leak.

We have a crew headed to the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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