All Clear After Gas Leak Scare at Hopewell Elementary

Hopewell Elementary indicates that Hopewell Valley Emergency Services and the gas company have determined that the gas smell, reported earlier today, was due to a pressure relief valve and it has been repaired.

At approximately 10:15 this morning, Hopewell Elementary Principal David Friedrich was alerted to the smell of natural gas coming from one classroom. As a precautionary measure, the school was evacuated and emergency services called.

Students and staff have been cleared to re-enter the building however due to the evacuation, the PARCC assessment will be rescheduled.

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