Pierce Park Elementary students briefly evacuated over gas leak in area

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Children at Pierce Park Elementary had to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday after a gas leak in the neighborhood.

Officials tell KBOI-TV that a backhoe hit a gas line at a construction road project nearby. After about 30 minutes, school administrators determined everything was safe and allowed students and staff back inside.

School officials say since Pierce Park Road was blocked for repairs, they used an alternate pickup site on the other side of the school for kids to go home.