WARREN -- Jefferson K-8 students were led back into the building after being evacuated in the event of a possible gas leak.
Superintendent Michael Notar said an odor was detected shortly after 10 a.m. today and students were evacuated until authorities could determine the source.
Officials discovered a broken hydraulics line on one of the compact excavators and that the odor had made its way to the H-Vac system, Notar said. Construction has been under way at Jefferson and McGuffy.
Students were led back to their classrooms shortly after 11 a.m.
"Our administration and teachers did a wonderful job walking the kids down to our alternate location," he said, adding that a message will be sent to parents later this morning to notify them of them the evacuation.