Piper High Briefly Evacuated Over Gas-Leak Report in Sunrise

Shortly before 12:20 p.m., the school building was deemed safe, and students were allowed to returned to class

Friday, Nov 30, 2012  |  Updated 12:53 PM EDT
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Students evacuate Piper High School in Sunrise after a strong odor of gas was reported.

Students evacuate Piper High School in Sunrise after a strong odor of gas was reported.

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Hundreds of students were evacuated from Piper High in Sunrise on Friday as firefighters checked out a gas-leak report, officials said.

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But shortly before 12:20 p.m., the school building was deemed safe, and students were allowed to returned to class.

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As the incident unfolded, students gathered on fields outside the school to wait, aerial images showed. The evacuation stemmed from a strong odor of gas being reported on campus, the school district said.

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