East Cheatham Elementary closed Friday due to possible gas leak

The children were evacuated to the baseball field Thursday and parents were instructed to pick them up early.
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 12:06 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2023 at 10:48 AM CST
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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (WSMV) - Cheatham County Schools announced that students were being evacuated from East Cheatham Elementary on Thursday morning due to a potential gas leak in the building.

Thursday afternoon, the school district announced East Cheatham will be closed on Friday. School officials said they want to make sure students and staff are safe before they return to school. Some students complained of headaches and other illnesses, according to parents.

School officials said students were evacuated Thursday to the baseball field to allow crews to investigate a gas smell present in one of the buildings. All gas to the building was shut off, and the Pleasant View Fire Department is handling the investigation. The department responded to the school four times in the last week, according to officials.