This morning at approximately 10:55am, South Orange Middle School was evacuated when staff noticed a gas-like odor. Students and staff were safely evacuated as a precaution and the South Orange Fire Department and PSEG were contacted.
The South Orange Fire Chief examined the scene, and PSE&G arrived shortly afterwards and gave clearance to return to the building. Students and staff returned to the building at approximately 11:50a.m. Administration changed the timing of the 1st lunch period. The remaining periods will remain the same and school will be dismissed on time.
As always, student safety remains a top priority in our district. We are grateful to the South Orange Fire Department and PSE&G for their quick response and assistance.