Butler high school evacuated due to natural gas leak

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania high school has been evacuated while crews worked to fix a natural gas leak nearby, which has also prompted all activities to be canceled.

William Pettigrew, the acting superintendent of the Butler School District says the leak is outside Butler Senior High School, but fumes were drawn into the building through a vent.

Peoples Gas says the leak is on school grounds. The utility is available to assist but school officials have contacted a plumber and contractor to deal with the leak.

The building was evacuated about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Other activities, including a basketball game at night, have been canceled.

There have been no reports of anyone sickened by the gas fumes.