Gas smell caused another evacuation at Monson High School

Students had also been cleared from the building on Monday morning

MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – Monson High School was evacuated for the second time this week, due to a gas odor coming from the kitchen and cafeteria area.

The Monson Public Schools posted on their official Facebook page that the odor was detected at around 9:00 Wednesday. The fire department was called in, but gas level readings were zero. Students were let back inside the building at around 9:35.

Monday morning, students were cleared from the school, due to what Superintendent Cheryl Clarke said was an issue with the pilot light inside the steamer in the kitchen.

Clarke told 22News that the smell of gas was much fainter on Wednesday than it was on Monday, and with the zero readings, they are not completely sure what caused the most recent incident. She said that they have shut off the gas to the kitchen as a precaution, and contacted Columbia Gas as well as the vendor of the steamer.

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