Everitt Middle School evacuated to WRHS due to gas fumes

Leaky gas tanks leads to early pick-up for some students

Staff report
Posted 9/18/18

Tuesday, September 19 at approximately 8:15 am due to the smell of gasoline in the building, students and staff were transported via school bus to Wheat Ridge High School. Tanks from a nearby gas …

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Everitt Middle School evacuated to WRHS due to gas fumes

Leaky gas tanks leads to early pick-up for some students

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As school started to day at Everitt Middle School, 3900 Kipling Street, the smell of gasoline was noticeable inside the building.
Wheat Ridge Police Department noted that studnets and staff could smell the gas, circulating in the school's air system, with some reporting headaches.
The decision was made to dismiss class for the day, and move all students to Wheat Ridge High School, 9505 West 32nd Avenue, for parental pick-up.
The source of the smell was identified as Tanks from a nearby gas station under construction had some leaks and are now being repaired.
Wheat Ridge Police reported that West Metro Fire checked air quality and did not find staff or students to have been in serious danger.
"The safety of our students and staff is our first priority, and we will always take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety," Everitt Principal Jeff Gomez said in a statement. "We appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation with this process."
After-school activities at Everitt scheduled for today have also been canceled.
Parents of Everitt students are free to pick up students at Wheat Ridge High School anytime.  Parents need an ID, and all kids will be checked out one by one for safety reasons.

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