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Natural gas leak spurs early dismissal at Shaler school |

Natural gas leak spurs early dismissal at Shaler school

| Thursday, March 20, 2008 12:00 p.m

Staff and students at Shaler Area High School were dismissed one hour early Wednesday because of a natural gas leak.

Superintendent Donald Lee said there was a low-pressure leak near an external meter assembly outside the school off Wible Run Road in Shaler.

He said the leak did not pose a danger to those inside the building and no one was hurt, but the gas was turned off and the school was emptied at 1:30 p.m. as a precaution. After-school and evening activities and sports practices at the school were canceled.

The problem is expected to be corrected by the time students return Tuesday after the Easter break, Lee said.

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