Gas Leak Forces Evacuation of Eli Whitney Tech in Hamden

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    Fire crews responded to Eli Whitney Tech in Hamden for a gas leak on Thursday afternoon.

    A gas main break forced the evacuation of Eli Whitney Technical High School on Jones Road in Hamden on Thursday, according to police.

    A construction crew hit a three-inch gas main that feeds the school, according to Hamden fire officials.

    The incident happened around 2 p.m., about 15 minutes before normal dismissal time.  Students were taken out of the school and put on the buses early, fire officials said.

    No one was injured.