High School Briefly Evacuates for ‘Suspicious Smell’

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – An unplanned evacuation of Pottsgrove High School, exercised under what Principal Dr. Bill Ziegler called “an abundance of caution,” occurred Thursday (April 29, 2021) shortly after 10:50 a.m. due to “a suspicious smell” – speculatively, a gas odor or leak – on the building’s second floor.

First responders “tested the air quality and cleared the building for a safe return,” Ziegler added in an e-mail sent later during the morning to school families. Students and staff were said to be back inside within about a half-hour of the incident.

Fire companies “promptly responded,” according to Ziegler; Ringing Hill and Sanatoga both sent several pieces of apparatus. Now “the school day is back to normal,” he wrote.

Parents with questions were encouraged to call Ziegler by phone to 610-960-2386.

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