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New Rochelle Students Back In Class Following Gas Leak, Evacuation

New Rochelle High School students were evacuated on Wednesday morning.
New Rochelle High School students were evacuated on Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

This story has been updated.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - New Rochelle students have returned to the high school after the police department determined it was safe for occupation following a gas leak that forced an evacuation.

Hundreds of New Rochelle High School flooded the campus grounds Wednesday morning for a near two-hour evacuation after a distinct odor of gas was discovered, forcing the New Rochelle Fire and Police Departments to join crews from Con Edison to investigate the strong scent, which stemmed from a gas line that runs to a heating unit on the roof that leaked into the building.

According to reports, as many as two people may have been hospitalized after becoming overwhelmed by the leak.

At approximately 10 a.m., students were evacuated to the football field, tennis courts and grounds in the front of the building when the investigation into the leak began. School officials then had to wait to hear a report from police before determining when or if students would be allowed back into the building today.

Keep following the Daily Voice for updates on Wednesday’s gas leak at the New Rochelle High School as it becomes available.

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