Gas leak reported at Rutherford Academy in Murfreesboro

Gas leak reported at Rutherford Academy in Murfreesboro (Image 1)
Gas leak reported at Rutherford Academy in Murfreesboro (Image 1)

The Murfreesboro Fire Department responded to a gas leak at Rutherford Academy early Monday afternoon.

Officials on the scene said a backhoe service digging about 20 feet away from the school located on Southgate Boulevard ruptured the gas line around 12:30 p.m.

Students and staff were evacuated from the school as a precautionary measure.

Crews are on the scene working to repair the leak.

No additional information was released.

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