Suspected Gas Leak Evacuates School

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  BRICK – Veterans Memorial Middle School was evacuated after people there suspected a gas leak, the district reported.

  Staff and students left the building around 9:20 a.m. on January 21. They went to the nearby Veterans Memorial Elementary School, following their emergency plan.

  The Brick Township Police Department, Fire Department, NJ Natural Gas and Brick Township Public Schools Facilities Department all responded.

  The fire department declared that it was safe to come back at around 10:30 a.m. and staff and students were back shortly thereafter, according to the district.