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Gas leak prompts brief evacuation from North Las Vegas middle school

A gas leak briefly forced the evacuation of Swainston Middle School in North Las Vegas on Friday morning.

The school, located at 3500 W. Gilmore Ave., was evacuated after reports of a gas leak from the cafeteria area, said Clark County School District Police Department Lt. Roberto Morales.

The natural gas leaked from a stove in the school’s kitchen after its pilot light went out, Morales said.

Students were back in class around 8:30 a.m, and no injuries were reported.

“The fire department was just standing by to make sure there was no gas pockets,” he said.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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