Police Called To Possible Gas Leak At Gravette Schools
Police and fire officials investigated a potential gas leak at Gravette Schools on Monday night, a week after the schools evacuated more than 1,000 students due to a gas leak.
The Gravette Fire Department responded to the possible gas leak after a custodian at the school reported smelling gas. Firefighters and SourceGas officials investigated the area, but could not locate a leak, according to the fire department.
SourceGas did discover the failsafe system at its substation on school grounds had been tripped. The system usually allows excess pressurized natural gas to purposely leak from the substation to relieve pressure, fire officials said.
Authorities will meet with school officials early Tuesday morning to completely rule out a gas leak and decide whether to hold school, according to the fire department.
The schools evacuated 1,275 students last Tuesday after a high pressure natural gas line on school grounds started leaking. The line was fixed and school continued the next day.