Vonore Elementary Remains Closed Thursday

Vonore, Monroe County (WVLT) - Vonore Elementary will remain closed Thursday as a precaution after concerns arise over a possible gas leak.

Director of Schools Mitch Millsaps tells Volunteer TV News that several parents reported smelling gas as they dropped their children off at school today.

Millsaps says there is a gas pressure release valve at the front of the school that he believes is "burping" a little too much, and the school plans to replace it Wednesday.

Millsaps says hazardous materials crews have been to the school Wednesday and report the students are in no danger.

But, Millsaps says the school will close Thursday as a precaution to alleviate any concern in the community.

Tuesday, Vonore Elementary officials had to evacuate the building for about an hour while fire crews checked for a possible gas leak.

At the time, fire officials said it was a problem with the relighting of a boiler.

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