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Creedmoor Elementary evacuated for smell of gas

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CREEDMOOR — Students and staff at Creedmoor Elementary School were evacuated to South Granville High School Tuesday after staff members thought they smelled gas, officials said.

All students are safe and were accounted for during the move, said school spokesman Stan Winborne. The elementary students were using the high school's auditorium.

The students were being dismissed from the high school at the normal time.

Winborne said the gas company, Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department and Creedmoor Police Department were on the scene. Officials were expected to give an all-clear Tuesday afternoon. Staff will be allowed to return at that point.