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Ellsworth Middle School evacuated due to gas leak

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The Ellsworth Middle School was evacuated at 5 p.m., Wednesday due to a confirmed gas leak. 

In an e-mail sent to all parents, Principal Pete Nusbaum said the source of the leak was a defective part that was being fixed on a middle school dryer. Some events had to be moved as a result. Nusbaum said the leak was fixed and school personnel are working to make the building safe. 

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School was in session Thursday. 

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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