Students evacuated at BRES due to gas leak

Blue Ridge Elem

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – An evacuation of students at Blue Ridge Elementary School occurred Thursday, Nov. 9,  after the City of Blue Ridge notified the school of a gas line leak, according to a statement released by Fannin County Schools.

The statement reported that no students were in immediate danger but, as a precaution, were transported to Fannin County High School. No other schools within the system were affected by the gas leak, and students at those schools are safe.

A Veteran’s Day program that was scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. at BRES has been cancelled.

No decision has been made as to when BRES will reopen, and students will remain at FCHS until clearance to return to BRES is given.

Continue to follow for further developments in this story.


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Jason Beck

Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

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