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      Whittier Elementary evacuated due to gas leak

      PASCO, Wash. -- A Pasco elementary school was evacuated Thursday morning due to a gas leak.

      Whittier Elementary School was closed after someone reported smelling natural gas. Cascade Natural Gas crews found the leak and were able to repair it around noon.

      About 600 students walked to Ellen Ochoa Middle School, several blocks away, during the evacuation. They walked back to Whittier around 12:30 p.m.
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