Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Gas Leak Sends All Capital Students Home.

Byline: Miguel Navrot Journal Staff Writer

A stench emanating in part from a natural-gas leak overcame a Capital High School classroom Friday morning and forced evacuation and early dismissal of all 1,400 students.

Authorities searching for the source of the stench source found two different leaks at the school, one from a natural-gas pipe and the other from a sewer line. The offensive smell was the third incident of its kind in two weeks at Capital.

Friday's odor-induced evacuation, however, was the first of its kind. No one was injured.

"It turned out to be both," said Santa Fe city Fire Marshal Ted Bolleter on the combined sewer and natural gas leaks. …

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