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.