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Gas leak causes Tates Creek Middle to be evacuated

A gas leak Friday caused Tates Creek Middle School to be evacuated for about 15 minutes.

The smell of gas was detected at lunch time and the building was evacuated, according to a release from the Fayette County Public Schools.

The leak was secured and once it was determined that the building was safe, students and staff were allowed to reenter. Letters were sent home to parents about the incident.