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Gas leak forces two schools to close
11:27am Friday 6th December 2013 in Winchester
A MAJOR gas leak has forced two Hampshire schools to close.
Fair Oak Junior School and Wyvern College, in Botley Road, Fair Oak, have closed for the day with immediate effect.
Sue Long, from Fair Oak Junior School, told parents in a statement: “We have had to respond to changing instructions as the morning progresses. We have now been instructed to close the school with immediate effect.
“Children will remain safe in class until you are able to collect them.”
A statement from Wyvern College said: “Owing to a major gas leak, Wyvern College has had to carry out an emergency closure of the college.
“Parents have been informed via Parentmail and via students phoning home.”
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