Vonore Elementary Closed Wednesday

By: Brian Gregory
By: Brian Gregory

Vonore (WVLT) Vonore Elementary School in Monroe County will be closed Wednesday as a precaution.

The school was evacuated this morning due to a propane leak.

Mia Rhodarmer from the Monroe County Advocate & Democrat reports that there was a propane leak on the valve of a propane tank just outside the school near the playground.

Rhodarmer reports that as soon as the gas odor was smelled outside, the building was evacuated and students were taken to Vonore Middle School to continue the day.

Parents could pick up their children from the middle school without a penalty for them being absent today, but classes continued at the middle school.

At the end of the day, students were able to ride the bus home from the middle school.

The propane leak has been fixed.

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