VB middle school odor not harmful

Virginia Beach Middle School

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach Middle School was evacuated Tuesday morning because of a strange odor coming from the building.

The fire department was called out to the school on 25th Street just after 10 a.m. to investigate the source of the smell, according to Jeff Barba with Virginia Beach Public Schools.

Fire spokesperson Amy Valdez said the school was concerned about a gas leak, but crews investigated and found no hazard. The scene was cleared in less than a half hour.

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