SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA) — Millikan Middle School and its magnets were closed Thursday after crews detected a gas leak near the front of the campus.
SoCal Gas and Los Angeles Unified School District crews detected the leak Wednesday night near the front of the school, 5041 Sunnyslope Ave. in Sherman Oaks. Gas service has been shut off to the school while repairs are being made, the district said.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the school is closed today,” a tweet said. The school closure affects 1,730 students.
Millikan MS and its magnets are closed today, Oct. 17. Last night, the Gas Company & Los Angeles Unified crews detected a gas leak near the front of the school. Gas service has been shut off while repairs are being made. Out of an abundance of caution, the school is closed today. pic.twitter.com/Hvod8BbaDt
— L.A. Unified (@LASchools) October 17, 2019
The gas leak was detected by the principal Wednesday night, who was still on the campus for a PTA meeting. After detecting the odor of gas, she notified district workers, who called SoCal Gas.
Gas leak discovered near #Millikan Middle School prompts #LAUSD to cancel classes for 1,730 students today. Officials hope to repair it and reopen the campus tomorrow @CBSLA #ShermanOaks pic.twitter.com/nNaymBYw93
— Kara Finnstrom (@KaraFinnstrom) October 17, 2019
LAUSD officials confirmed Thursday afternoon the leak had been fixed and the school would reopen Friday.