Students, staff evacuate Rogers Elementary after gas leak
Posted November 27, 2013
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.
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Josh Gordon covered Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge along with the Berkely Schools and Ferndale Schools districts for the Woodward Talk. Josh worked for C & G Newspapers beginning in 2013 and attended Central Michigan University. Josh won Society of Professional Journalists awards in 2015 and 2016 and is an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers. During his free time, Josh likes to read, try new foods and snowboard. In 2016, Josh began working for the Baltimore Business Journal.
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