Mansfield High School Undergoes Precautionary Evacuation

Mansfield Public Schools
Teresa Murphy, Superintendent
2 Park Row
Mansfield, MA 02048

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Oct. 17 2019

Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Mansfield High School Undergoes Precautionary Evacuation

MANSFIELD — Superintendent Teresa Murphy reports that Mansfield High School was temporarily evacuated this morning following a high gas pressure reading inside the building.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., high school staff discovered a high pressure gas reading and, out of an abundance of caution, relocated students and faculty to the three surrounding school buildings.

A subsequent investigation by Mansfield Fire and Columbia Gas officials determined that the reading was a false positive, and students were able to return to the building after 1 p.m. School was dismissed at the normal time and in the normal fashion Thursday afternoon.

“We are grateful to the students and staff who were calm and cooperative throughout this incident, and I’m glad to know that there was ultimately no danger to anyone,” Superintendent Murphy said.

Mansfield High School will be open as scheduled on Friday.