Gas Spill Forces Yonkers Students To Briefly Evacuate

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Students were not in danger when the smell of gasoline entered Yonkers Middle High School on Tuesday, March 25.
Students were not in danger when the smell of gasoline entered Yonkers Middle High School on Tuesday, March 25. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Students at Yonkers Middle High School were evacuated for a brief time on Tuesday morning, March 25, after gasoline was spilled in a garage near the school, according to News 12.

The smell of the gas entered the school, and Principal Jane Wermuth evacuated the students and called the fire department as a precaution, according to the report.

Fire officials reportedly discovered that a piece of machinery owned by the school was being filled with gas and it had spilled in the garage.

Students and faculty soon returned to class, according to the report.

Click here to read the full News 12 report.

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