Gas leak shortens last day of school

HOBART, Ind. It happened around 10:30 Thursday morning at Joan Martin Elementary in Hobart.

Authorities say a contractor ruptured a gas line near the school on East 10th Street.

School officials decided to evacuate 670 students from the building as a precaution. Firefighters also cleared out a nearby barbershop and craft store.

Parents were called to pick up the students. Everyone made it out safely.

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