OAKLAND (KCBS) — For the second time in as many weeks, a gas leak has cancelled classes at Oakland’s Skyline High School. Fire officials told KCBS they got the report around 9:30 a.m. from the school located at 12250 Skyline Blvd.
Tuesday’s incident began when maintenance crews arrived at Building 20 to turn on heating units and smelled gas.
PG&E said it was coming from a main valve that fed the Bunsen burners in an old chemistry lab.
1,900 students were then evacuated onto the football field. At 10:30 a.m. they were released from school.
Last week a contractor working on a sewer project nicked a gas line, causing a leak that forced the cancellation of classes.
Oakland Unified School District Spokesperson Sue Piper said there are reserve days built into the school year.