Students at Whittier Elementary in Pasco were evacuated at 9:14 a.m. Thursday after reports of a natural gas smell, according to the Pasco School District.
The school district is making arrangements to move Whittier students to Ochoa Middle School, while the gas leak is being repaired by Cascade Natural Gas. The students will be served lunch at Ochoa, the district said.
School district officials are working with Cascade Natural Gas and the Pasco Fire Department to find the problem.
Students are safe outside and the district is following established protocols.
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The district said updates will be provided as they become available.