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Uniontown elementary school evacuated after septic line backup

About 500 students at the Ben Franklin Elementary-Middle School in Uniontown were moved to Uniontown Area High School Thursday morning because of a septic line backup that affected an area on the first floor, a school official said.

The students were moved from the building after the septic problem occurred about 11 a.m. Accompanied by their teachers, they were bused to the high school on Fayette Street, said Daniel Bosnic, assistant to the superintendent. The students were given lunch at the high school, he said.

“The staff did a great job of adjusting” to the situation, Bosnic said.

Those students who ride buses will be taken home from the high school, while those who walk will be returned to Ben Franklin on Morgantown Street to return home, he said.

School officials expect Ben Franklin to reopen for classes on Friday morning. The septic line backup did not affect any classrooms, Bosnic said.

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