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Hillcrest High School evacuated due to gas leak

Hillcrest High School evacuated due to gas leak
Posted at 8:42 AM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 23:20:15-05

MIDVALE, Utah — A Midvale school was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a propane leak.

The propane leak occurred at Hillcrest High School, 7350 S 900 E.

"The [Hillcrest High] students are supervised and are safe. We ask parents not to come to campus while officials respond to the incident," a tweet from Canyons School District said.

A Canyons School District representative told FOX 13 that students are not being sent home. Instead, the students were taken by bus to the parking lot of a nearby Latter-day Saint church.

Unified Fire spokesman Matt McFarland said someone dropped off a 500-pound propane tank for construction next to the school, and the gas leaked into the school throughout the night.

The school has been completely ventilated, but students will not be allowed back inside until two hours have passed.

Unified Police have closed down several roads in the area.

No one was injured.