Two Schools on Lockdown After Work Crews Rupture Gas Line
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
Two Corpus Christi Independent School District campuses were put on lockdown for about an hour Wednesday afternoon, after work crews ruptured a gas line in the area.
Students at both Hamlin Middle School and Wilson Elementary were advised to shelter in place just after 2 p.m. Police said crews were digging in the area and hit a gas line in the 1000 block of Hamlin Street.
Officers blocked off several streets, including a section of Staples. Neighbors were also asked to shelter in place.
Parents rushed to the scene to pick up their kids after being alerted by the district that the lockdown was lifted.
"It's scary. You have all these kids in school," parent Nora Cantu said. "They wouldn't let us take our daughter out so now we're back again to pick her up."
The incident was an inconvenience, but fortunately there were no injuries.