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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/19/2010

Activities canceled at Quince Orchard

By Washington Post editors

Gas was shut off at Quince Orchard High School Monday after someone smelled gas in a science lab, said Montgomery schools spokesman Dana Tofig.

Afterschool activities will be canceled so that the gas can be turned back on and the gas company can search for a leak, which they weren't able to find immediately, he said.

The school was ventilated before students and staff returned inside this morning, he said.

-- Michael Birnbaum

Quince Orchard students return to class
9:58 a.m.

Quince Orchard High School students and teachers are re-entering the building after officials investigated a report of a gas leak at the school.

No gas leak was found.

"There was an odor of gas in one of the science labs," said Dana Tofig, Montgomery schools spokesman, and the school was briefly evacuated, but all is well; students are back in class and it appears not to have been a very big deal.

MoCo school evacuated on gas leak report
8:40 a.m.

Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg has been evacuated for a suspected gas leak, Montgomery County school officials said.

Fire officials are investigating, and students and faculty have been evacuated as a precaution.

No injuries have been reported.

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By Washington Post editors  | April 19, 2010; 11:32 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  High school, Montgomery, Quince Orchard High School  
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