Gas leak across the street from Wellwood Middle School, building checked out of precaution

At approximately 8:45 a.m., the building administration at Wellwood Middle School was notified of a gas leak across the street from the school.

Local emergency personnel and National Grid staff responded to the area to investigate.

As a precaution, the emergency responders evaluated gas levels inside and outside Wellwood Middle School. No elevated level of natural gas was detected in the building or close to the building on school grounds. The detectable levels were noticeable near the intersection of South Manlius Street and Franklin Street.

Officials determined there was no health or safety risk to students and staff. Emergency responders indicated it was not necessary to evacuate the school building.

National Grid staff and local law enforcement will continue to monitor the site throughout the day and as needed.

It is always our priority to ensure our students and staff are safe in our schools and we appreciate the diligent work of our community partners.