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November 27, 2013

Students, staff evacuate Rogers Elementary after gas leak

By Joshua Gordon
C & G Staff Writer

A gas leak just prior to 2 p.m. Nov. 25 had students and staff members evacuate Rogers Elementary School in Berkley as a safety precaution.

A contractor working for the Berkley Schools hit a gas line while installing a fence in the courtyard at Rogers. Staff called 911 and immediately evacuated the students and staff to Berkley High School.

While Berkley public safety personnel secured the building, all Rogers students and staff walked safely to the BHS auditorium. Parents were able to pick up their children at BHS, and all students were picked up by 4:15 p.m.

Consumers Energy arrived with two crews the same afternoon and made all the necessary repairs. The school was opened to the students and staff the next day.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Joshua Gordon at jgordon@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1077.