Westside closed Friday, homecoming to go on as planned

Westside closed Friday, homecoming to go on as planned

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - All classes in the Westside School District are canceled for Friday after a gas leak was reported at the high school.

According to administrative assistant Connie Tolbert, the district is closing because it "doesn't want to take any chances".

Tolbert said the gas leak was reported sometime Thursday afternoon. Utility crews have turned off the gas, but cold temperatures are expected Friday.

Tolbert said no children or adults have reported any health issues to the school.

Homecoming game and activities will go on as planned Friday, according to Tolbert, but there will be no dance.

The district is not sure when the campuses will reopen but the administration aims to have the gas leak repaired by Monday.

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