Union City Elementary students to spend 3rd school day at high school

UNION CITY, TN — In Tennessee, Union City Elementary School students will have classes Friday at the high school as workers continue to repair a gas leak at the elementary school.

The school district says it hopes to have the students back at the elementary school by next Monday. Elementary classes were canceled Tuesday due to the leak, and the students were at the high school Wednesday and Thursday.

After the leak was discovered Monday night this week, the gas was turned off. However, the plan to have elementary classes at the high school was put in place because no gas meant no heat, hot water or cooking stove at the elementary school.

In a news release sent Thursday, the school district says the source of the leak has been discovered, and crews will work through Friday to repair the issue. Their goal is to have the elementary students back at their school on Monday.

On Friday, the schedule at Union City High School will be the same as it has been on Wednesday and Thursday.

However, the elementary school will not be completely empty of students on Friday. High school students will take the ACT prep course in the elementary school library at 8 a.m. Those students will be bused there.

For more information on scheduling for the school system on Friday, click here.

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