Gaithersburg High School Evacuated Friday Morning

Gaithersburg High School Photo | MCPS

Gaithersburg High School
Photo | MCPS

The smell of gas in the hallways of Gaithersburg High School on Friday morning resulted in the evacuation of students and staff.

That’s the word from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesperson Derek Turner.

According to Turner, students were evacuated around 7:20 a.m. and the fire department and the utility company were called to investigate the odor.

Turner said students and staff were able to reenter the building before 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

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