LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - On Wednesday, Long Beach officials confirmed that Harper McCaughan Elementary School was evacuated around 11:30 a.m. due to a gas leak.
Around 800 students and faculty were safely evacuated, and transported to Long Beach High School. The leak was reportedly caused by construction on site.
Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Hamilton praised the emergency plan, as well as high school and middle school faculty, for helping process the children.
The damage has been repaired, and school will be in session on Thursday.