Police and fire officials investigate gas odor at Chartiers Valley High School


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John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

COLLIER TOWNSHIP – Police and fire officials were called to Chariters Valley High School to investigate a gas odor discovered during a fire alarm.

Staff and students evacuated Chartiers Valley after their fire alarm was triggered by a small amount of dust emiting from the schools construction site, according to officials.

During the evacuation, an odor of gas was discovered in a limited area of the building.

“An odor was discovered in a limited area of the High School building,” said the school is a statement on their website. “As a precaution, 9th grade students will remain at the middle school and 10th, 11th and 12th grade students will remain at the primary school while fire and police officials investigate.”

Collier Township Police Department posted on Facebook that they were investigating a gas leak at the school. The message that was posted at approximatly 1:25 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stated that the building was being evacuated.

The school district posted to twitter at approximately 2:11 p.m. saying fire and police officials cleared the school and students could return to class.

Chariters Valley High School will dismiss at the regurarly scheduled time.