Vernon Verona Sherrill middle and high school students sent home following odor of gas on campus

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Vernon Verona Sherrill middle and high school students were sent home early after a staff member smelled a strong odor of gas outside the high school and middle school, school officials announced Wednesday.

The employee alerted officials to the smell Wednesday morning, and district administrators called 911, officials said. The Verona Fire Department and National Grid came to the campus to investigate. They have found no evidence of ruptured lines, officials said.

Out of an abundance of caution, students and faculty were sent home, officials said.

Officials advised more information and updates would be available at www.vvsschools.org.

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H. Rose Schneider covers public safety, breaking and trending news for the Observer-Dispatch. Email Rose at hschneider@gannett.com.

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