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Students dismissed early because of gas line concerns

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RAVENSWOOD, West Virginia -

Students at Ravenswood Grade School were sent home around 10 a.m. Monday morning because of problems with a gas line outside of the school.

Jackson County Schools Superintendent Blaine Hess tells 13 News there was no immediate danger to students. The decision to send them home was a precaution.

He says there were other factors as well. The problems with the gas lines were causing the heating system inside of the school to fail. It was also making it difficult to prepare food properly to feed students.

Hess says crews discovered a great deal of water in the lines Monday morning and contractors were brought in to start working on the problem.

Some repairs were made on these same lines a few weeks ago and school leaders thought they had it fixed.

No word right now on how long this latest round of repairs will take.