Rockford Elementary students back in school after evacuation

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ROCKFORD, Tenn. (WATE) – Rockford Elementary School students returned to class Thursday morning after a gas leak led to an evacuation.

Students were evacuated to a nearby church after the leak was detected. The Blount County Fire Department and local utility company responded to the school, where they discovered a regulator on the roof had malfunctioned causing the leak.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office says all students are safe.

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