Classes resume after odor evacuates Milford school

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Students have been allowed to return to class after a suspicious odor evacuated a Milford school Friday morning.

Just after 7:50 a.m., officials at the John F. Kennedy elementary school on West Avenue smelled an unusual odor in the building. As a precaution, students were evacuated from the building, while Milford police and firefighters responded to school.

Milford police told News 8 that the suspicious odor may have been natural gas, but no official cause has been determined. Police and firefighters have checked gas meters, and are continuing their investigation into what may have caused the odor.

At 8:45 a.m., the school was declared safe for occupation, and students, faculty, and staff were allowed back into the building. At 9:05 a.m., school officials released the following statement:

This is the Milford Public Schools with a message for the parents of John F. Kennedy School.

There was an odor reported this morning in the school. As a precautionary measure the Fire Department and the Southern Connecticut Gas Company were called.

A thorough investigation was made, and no gas leak was found. There was no danger to any students or staff. This was just a precautionary measure.

Evaluation of the building determined that it was safe for students to re-enter at 8:45 a.m.

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