Tope Elementary has evacuated students today (Friday March 22nd) due to teh smell of gas in the area. Students are being bussed to West Middle School.

Parents will be able to pick up their children as soon as all students have been accounted for. Parents must have a photo ID to pick up their children.

Natural gas inspections has lead to the reopening of Walnut Ave between 7th and 9th streets. Tope Elementary is remaining closed for precautionary reasons.