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School officials meet to assess gas leak near Coastal Middle School

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

School officials are meeting to assess Tuesday's evacuation at Coastal Middle and Marshpoint Elementary.

Crews hit a gas line behind the middle school where they are constructing a new gymnasium.

Nearly 1,500 students were relocated to Islands High School and many parents had some frustration with how it was handled.

"That's a big piece of this, is keeping our parents informed, informing our media partners as well, because we know that news can travel very quickly, but we walk a fine line where we want to ensure that we are getting concrete messages out that are accurate and to the point, and that we don't cause any mixed messaging either," said SCCPSS spokesman Kurt Hetager.

Coastal Middle School reopened on Wednesday after it was closed on Tuesday while crews capped the gas leak.

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