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Gas leak forces evacuation of Elgin middle school

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ELGIN, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A northwest suburban middle school and some surrounding homes were evacuated Wednesday morning because of a gas leak in the area, the Courier-News is reporting.

Abbott Middle School at Van Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Elgin was evacuated, according to Elgin police and school officials.

Students were walked from the school about eight blocks to Larkin High School, where they were being sheltered in the gymnasium.

Police Cmdr. Glenn Theraiult said School District U46 has arranged to feed the students lunch in the high school, and some students with disabilities were driven there.

Only a small number of nearby homes were also being evacuated.

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