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Holton Elementary students evacuated after gas leak

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Kindergarten through 5th grade students were moved to the Holton High School after the Holton Elementary school was evacuated Wednesday morning following a small gas leak.

(KNZA)--Students were evacuated from the Holton Elementary School Wednesday morning following a small gas leak.

The school district sent out an alert shortly before 10:00 informing parents of the evacuation.

Students were initially evacuated to the old Jackson County Fair building, across the street from the school located in the 800 block of 5th Street.

Kansas Gas Service was contacted.

Around 10:30, the school district sent out another alert informing parents that kindergarten through 5th grade students were being moved to the Holton High School so they could be served lunch.

Shortly before 12:30, the all-clear was given and students were allowed to return to the school.

School district officials say it was determined that the gas leak came from an oven in the school kitchen that had not be hooked up properly.


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