Royal Oak Middle School evacuated due to gas leak

A gas leak forced students and staff at Royal Oak Middle School to evacuate  for a short time this (Thurs) afternoon.

 The leak was at a condo construction project near the school.

A School District official says it's believed the leak was caused by the construction crew hitting a gas line on Travino Lane.

Police and Fortis BC responded, and a large area was cordoned off.

The all clear was given within a half hour.  Social media reports that the school was in lockdown were not true.

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