NEW INFO: Students Back In Class After Gas Leak

Students are back in class after a gas leak at New Bern High School this morning.

The leak was reported around 9:15 a.m. and several fire units and police were called to the scene.

Police say a deep frier was being serviced in the kitchen, and when it was removed a natural gas line was ruptured. Police say the gas was shut off right away.

About 2,000 people in the school were evacuated as a precaution. They were allowed back into the building around 9:30.

Incidentally, administrators tells WITN a fire drill was scheduled for Wednesday. Today's real evacuation will count for their required drill.

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