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Odor at Plum Middle School determined to be from sewer pipe, normal operations resume

PLUM, Pa. — Students and faculty at Plum Middle School were evacuated while first responders assessed a possible gas leak, according to the district.

The Plum Borough School District sent a letter to families saying a school police officer noticed a “faint smell of natural gas” while doing a routine check of the building.

The district says they contacted 911 and the fire department and Peoples Gas responded to “fully assess the matter.”

Students and faculty were relocated to Holiday Park Intermediate School.

In an update, the district said the odor was coming from a sewer pipe outside of the building. The building was deemed safe to return to normal operations.

Students and staff will follow their normal schedules for the rest of the school day.

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