Columbia Heights Elementary School in Longview evacuated for nearly an hour Friday morning as a result of a gas leak
Students and staff evacuated to nearby Cascade Middle School around 11:30 a.m., according to a post to the school’s website.
The Longview Fire Department discovered the problem and shut the gas off. Shortly after noon, students and staff were moved back to the elementary school once the fire department declared the building safe.
Additional lunches were brought in for students to make sure they all got food because the evacuation was over the lunch hour, the post said.