Athens high school goes virtual due to ‘smell of gas’ reports

ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens High School will hold classes virtually on Thursday after two reports of a “smell of gas” at the facility.

According to a statement from the school system, the gas at Athens High School was “completely cut off” on Wednesday. A team from the Athens City Gas Department and contractor ACS HVAC will thoroughly check the school on Thursday.

Thursday, August 25 Virtual Learning only applies to Athens High School.

“We are very grateful for the continued assistance from the City of Athens Gas Department and have been assured that there is no threat to the health and/or safety of our students and staff,” says the press release. “Safety and well-being are always our top priority.”

If you have any further questions, contact AHS Executive Director Willie Moore at 256-233-6613 or by email.


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