Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people

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NEW YORK (AP) — A gas line has exploded during construction at a New York City high school, injuring three people.

Fire officials say it happened Thursday night at the John F. Kennedy High School in the Marble Hill section of the Bronx. Nearly 140 firefighters responded to the scene.

All three injured people have been hospitalized. Police say their injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

A police spokesman says crews were working on a gas line when the explosion occurred. Fire officials say gas to the building has been shut off.

Utility crews are at the scene. A Consolidated Edison utility spokesman says the explosion happened on the school’s sixth floor.

The school serves more than 1,200 students in grades 9 through 12. The first day of school is Sept. 9.

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