LATEST: Middle school evacuated after Martin County gas leak


12:45 p.m. UPDATE: Parents can call 772-287-1652 with any questions they have about the Anderson Middle School evacuation, the Martin County School District said.

To pick up students, parents should go to the gym at Martin County High School. They will enter from Kanner Highway and exit onto Willoughby Road.

Original post: A gas leak led to the evacuation of Anderson Middle School in Stuart on Monday morning, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said.

The leak, reported at about 10:15 a.m., closed Cove Road.

Students were to be taken to Martin County High School for pickup, the sheriff’s office said. The school district asked that parents not try to go to Anderson to pick up their children.



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