Good Morning Memorial School Parents/Guardians,
At approximately 10:15 today a gas smell was reported by staff members in the school. A call was
placed to the Burlington Fire Department and they recommended that we evacuate the building.
The standard evacuation for a fire drill was put in place. Upon arriving, the fire department
reported the gas smell was being reported by other area businesses. At approximately 10:35 after
consulting with the fire department, the decision was made to begin evacuating to St Margaret's
Church to provide shelter from the snow. At approximately 10:45 the fire department reported
that they had inspected the building and there was no risk inside the building. The smell was a
result of the gas line in the street experiencing a "backup" which emitted the gas smell into the
ventilation system of the building. At approximately 10:55, students were able to return to the
building. All students and staff are safe and excited to share their experience about their walk in
the snow today! I am grateful for our school crisis team and staff who have established clear
protocols for all school emergencies.