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Early Morning Gas Leak Leads To DMS Evacuation (Updated)

Students are safe at this time and the school district is making arrangements for them.

A crack in a gas pipe leading to the heating system in the Dillon Middle School led to an early morning evacuation for students and teachers. The DVFD is on scene assessing the situation and all students have been evacuated safely.

This is a developing story and we will have more information when it becomes available.


Good morning, this is Randy Shipman, Superintendent at Dillon Elementary School District with an important announcement. This morning at 8:45 a.m. we detected a gas leak at the school and had to evacuate the building while the fire department came to assess the situation. All students and staff evacuated to the football field and were getting ready to go to the high school when the leak was found, capped, and the building was cleared for re-entrance. I would like to thank our staff and students for a job well done with the evacuation. They all did a great job with the exercise. I also want to thank the police department, the fire department and Northwestern Energy for all of their help and expertise. Our fire and police departments are top notch and were extremely helpful. Finally, I want to thank Jack Bergeson at the bus barn and our high school for being willing to take us on a moment’s notice. As our district remains committed to maintaining timely and relevant communications with staff, families and the community, please contact the office if you have any questions. Just a reminder that all robo call transcripts can be found on our district school website and facebook page. Thank you and have a great rest of the day.

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