Some Lindale ISD campuses evacuated Thursday due to gas leak

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UPDATE 3 p.m. – Lindale ISD said in a Facebook statement that the gas leak was stopped.

Streets one block in every direction from the intersection of College and Braziel will remain shut down until the gas company advises it’s safe.

LINDALE, Texas (KETK) – Lindale ISD evacuated several campuses due to a gas leak Thursday.

College Street Elementary, Lindale Early Childhood Center and Alternate Education Program students and staff were all evacuated to the LISD Performing Arts Center. Buses are taking people to and from the PAC.

“We plan on having all students and staff return to campus as soon as the gas leak is fixed and we get the okay from local authorities,” Lindale ISD said in a statement.

School hours are still normal and LISD asks that parents not pick up their children from the PAC.

LISD reported earlier Thursday morning that the city hit a gas line near College Street, which prompted two nearby campuses to keep all students and staff indoors. They then decided to evacuate the campuses to the PAC.

Students are having a movie day in the PAC as teachers and staff help prepare lunches for some classes.

Photos from LISD

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