MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Students at Rutland Elementary School in Mt. Juliet will return to West Wilson Middle Tuesday afternoon after a gas line rupture earlier in the day.
Initially, students from B Building were escorted by police to A Building just before 11 a.m. before they were taken to the nearby middle school as a precaution.
Police said all students are accounted for and safe. They have been fed and cared for, according to school officials.
Early Tuesday afternoon, police said the gas leak had been stopped and no gas was detected at the elementary school.
Students will remain at the middle school around 1 p.m. when they will be taken back to Rutland Elementary for normal dismissal at 2:15 p.m.
According to its website, Rutland Elementary is the largest elementary school in Wilson County with more than 1,000 students.
The A Building is the original construction and houses grades 3 through 5. Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade students are in B Building.
The school is located at 1995 South Rutland Road.