Los Alamos Middle School was evacuated Monday afternoon when a gas line was inadvertently punctured at approximately 1:10 p.m. in the construction zone.
Students and staff were immediately evacuated while the safety of the campus was assessed and students did return to their classrooms. There were no injuries and all students and staff were safe, the district announced this afternoon.
Middle school students attending a lecture at the high school Monday night did not seem too worried by the afternoon event.
"We were all evacuated and moved off into the field, so we were pretty far away from it," said eighth grade student June Cook.
Gerd Kunde, father of middle school student Zar Kunde, said he was not particulary worried for his son. In fact they both laughed off the event. "I guess the best part for him is he gets to sleep in tomorrow," said Gerd, noting the students will be reporting to school at 10 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. Tuesday.
A notice posted on the LAPS website states, "To ensure that all repairs on the punctured gas line in the construction area have been completed and a safety inspection has been conducted, there will be a TWO HOUR DELAY tomorrow, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Los Alamos Middle School.