UPDATE Thu. 12:21 p.m.: Students at Warren’s Lincoln school return to building after odor investigation

WARREN – About an hour after they were evacuated from the school, students and staff returned to the Lincoln K-8 building.

Warren City Schools officials evacauted the school around 10:45 a.m. after an odor of gas was detected. However, Steve Chiaro, superintendent, said the school was re-opened around 11:45 a.m. after it was determined that the odor was coming from outside the building.

In the interim, students and staff were relocated to the nearby St. Demetrios property.

The Warren Fire Department and Dominion gas company were at the scene and gave the OK for everyone to return to the building. Chiaro said there is no concern of any threat to the safety of students or staff.

“It’s always better to be safe than sorry. The safety of our studenst and staff is always our top priority,” he said.

Chiaro explained that per district policy students were not released to their parents or guardians

Parents with questions or concerns are encouraged to call superintendent’s office 330-841-2321.