Middle School Evacuated Due To Gas Leak

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UPDATE 8:18 AM: All students and staff have been allowed to return to the school. An investigation determined the source of the gas odor was a propane tank in a maintenance closet. No one was injured.


(Memphis) Westside Middle School is being evacuated due to a reported gas leak.

We’re told approximately 500 people are being forced out of the building while workers investigate the cause of the leak.

The school is located on Dawn Dr. in Frayser next door to Westside Elementary. Westside Middle joined Tennessee’s Achievement School District this year.

News Channel 3 has a crew headed to the scene and will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.