ATWATER, CA – MCNTV News received some messages from concerned viewers regarding children and staff being told to evacuate their classes. Aileen Colburn Elementary is the school located at 2201 Heller Avenue in Atwater.
We called the Atwater Police department and they have had no calls regarding this incident. We have also called the school but their phone just rang and rang until it automatically hung up.
MCNTV News was able to contact the Atwater School district and they have confirmed that a gas leak was suspected and out of an abundance of caution, students were evacuated. The situation has been looked into by the gas company and the all clear has been given. All students are safe and there is no danger. As of this writing they have all resumed their day in class.