Suspected gas leak prompts evacuation of Las Vegas’ Western High

Updated October 12, 2017 - 12:16 pm

Western High School was briefly evacuated Thursday morning after a gas leak was reported, the Clark County School District said.

A leak was reported at the school about 9:50 a.m. A utility crew and the Las Vegas Fire Department did a sweep of the building and did not find a leak.

Students returned to their classes by noon, said district spokeswoman Melinda Malone.

Contact Blake Apgar at or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter.

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