Gas Leak Scare


At 6:10 a.m., students were asked to leave the cafeteria.

A gas-like smell was detected and students were evacuated as a safety precaution until officials figured out where the smell was coming from. As more students filed into the building, they were told to stay away from the cafeteria, and suspicions of a gas leak were voiced.

“It really wasn’t a gas leak,” assistant principal Matt Gonzales said. “The system is built to do that so that it relieves pressure because if you build up [gas] pressure, pop goes the weasel.”

Cafeteria doors were reopened around 6:30 a.m. and students were able to go about their days as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened.

“It’s nothing as far as I’m concerned; it just sounds like more than it is,” security guard Justin “J.C” Clyatt said.