Old Center Elementary School students relocated due to gas leak
“MNPS, in close collaboration with the Fire Department, construction teams, and gas experts, will further assess the situation over the weekend.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - The Nashville Fire Department is responding to a gas leak at Old Center Elementary.
Sean Braisted, a spokesperson for Metro Nashville Public Schools, said NFD is there to address the situation, which is related to the methane gas leaking from a geothermal well at the site.
Students and staff in portable buildings have been relocated and are safe.
When WSMV crews got to the elementary school, buses were lined up outside to relocate the students.
According to Braisted, the students were taken to Gra-Mar Middle School which previously served as the temporary location for Goodlettsville Elementary students while their new facility was under construction.
Parents who normally pick up or drop off their students at Old Center should do so at the same time at the Gra-Mar location. MNPS will continue to provide bus transportation as usual for students who ride the bus.
“MNPS, in close collaboration with the Fire Department, construction teams, and gas experts, will further assess the situation over the weekend,” Braisted said in a release.
Earlier this year in September, students had to be relocated to another school after a contractor opened up a methane gas pocket on campus.
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