Gas Leak Reported at Wakefield High School

by ARLnow.com October 21, 2011 at 10:42 am 3,719 6 Comments

Update at 11:10 a.m. — The leak has been traced to the construction site where the new Wakefield High School is being built. Students are expected to be let back into the school shortly.

The Arlington County Fire Department is investigating a possible gas leak inside Wakefield High School.

Firefighters are laying out fire hoses while they try to find the source of a gas-like odor in the school, which has been evacuated.

Police are also responding to the scene to assist with traffic control. Chesterfield Road is being blocked off in front of the school.

  • WinWinWinPatriots

    Amusing that the file photo for Wakefield is a string of police cars.

    • WHSDad

      Yes, amusing, isn’t it? Particularly ironic considering that Wakefield had LOWER numbers of weapons offenses, offenses against students, and drug/alcohol/tobacco offenses than the Patriots in the last year for which data was published.

      Is it possible that this is a photo selected from a previous emergency, and not a random file photo?

      • WHS Parent

        Thank you WHS Dad for your response. As another WHS Dad, I’m tired of the derogatory comments about Wakefield from citizens who don’t have any facts, just biased opinions.

  • C

    I’m not sure why it is amusing. If you were there that is how many police cars were there.

  • BrownClown

    Nope, just a student that took advantage of Chili-Mac Week at Hard Times.

  • With all that digging, it is not surprising they hit a line.


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