Gas leak causes school evacuation

Staff and students at Avon Primary School in Stratford were evacuated from the building last Thursday at around lunchtime, says principal Denise Hendren, who added that the evacuation was due to a gas leak that was detected after students reported smelling gas.

Denise says that she was very pleased with the calm and sensible behaviour of the students, which led to a straightforward evacuation of the premises, with all pupils collected within 30 minutes.

The pipe was fixed promptly and students were back at their desks the following morning.

- Stratford Press

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