Gas odor temporarily closes school on Friday
By WECT Staff | February 19, 2021 at 2:09 PM EST – Updated February 19 at 6:13 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Forest Hills Global Elementary School was evacuated on Friday, Feb. 19, shortly after 1 p.m. due to the detection of a suspicious gas odor, according to New Hanover County Schools.
“New Hanover County Fire Department and NHCS maintenance crews on the scene assessed the situation and cleared the building for the return of students and staff at approximately 1:25 p.m.,” the school system said.
Families were notified through the Blackboard Connect 5 emergency notification system when the school was evacuated and when the building was cleared for students to return.
The school system tells WECT emergency personnel did not detect the odor and, after their assessment, determined there was no threat to staff and students.
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