Classes at Tishomingo County High School canceled after gas line ruptured

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By Lena Mitchell/Daily Journal

IUKA – Students at Tishomingo County High School were released early today after a gas main break happened about 9:30 a.m.

An immediate evacuation of the school sent students to the football field, and they were dismissed from campus at 11:30 a.m., said Superintendent Ben McClung.

Metrocast Cable was performing some contract work at the school when workers hit a gas line, he said.

Tests will be performed at the school tonight to assure the facility is completely safe before reopening for the regular schedule Thursday morning.