SOUTH PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER Maine) — Students at South Portland High School were evacuated Wednesday morning because of a smell of gas.

South Portland Dispatch confirmed the smell of gas in the kitchen area prompted the evacuation.

School officials told parents:

Due to a smell of gas in SPHS in area of cafeteria we did evacuate as a precaution. SoPo Fire Department on site to evaluate. Anticipate being back in school shortly when deemed safe.

After an hour outside, students were let back into school and classes proceeded as normal.

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