GUYTON, Ga. (WSAV) – Guyton Elementary School will be closed Wednesday as officials monitor a gas leak.
According to a spokesperson for the Effingham County School District, the leak was discovered Tuesday on the Guyton Elementary campus. Staff and students evacuated the building and the gas was turned off.
It was initially announced by Effingham County Fire Rescue/EMA that students were being released but school officials elected to keep students on campus.
The school district is working with Atlanta Gas Light to monitor the gas leak.
Students and staff will be able to return to their normal schedules on Thursday.
The district released the following statement Wednesday night:
We are very grateful for the collective efforts of the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency, Atlanta Gas Light, our local fire department and staff members of the Effingham County School District’s maintenance department. Together with Guyton Elementary’s faculty and staff, these organizations played key roles to ensure the safety of our students while working to identify the source of the gas leak on school grounds.
We would like to offer a special note of gratitude to the Atlanta Gas Light Company for the speedy and successful repair of their gas line. Their prompt and efficient response will allow Guyton Elementary to resume their normal school activities tomorrow in a safe and secure environment.
Finally, we extend many thanks to the affected families of GES for their patience and understanding as all parties worked to resolve this matter. Our school district is honored to serve all of our families in protecting and educating our children!