The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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February 26, 2013

Texting causes false alarm

SHADY SPRING — According to Raleigh County Schools officials, concern regarding the smell of gas Monday at Shady Spring High School was heightened after students texted their parents about a possible propane leak.

David Price, assistant superintendent of Raleigh County Schools, said Shady Principal Danny Moye contacted the central office about a gas smell.

Without much ado, Shady staff discovered a student from an automotive class had gas on his clothing.

No official alert was sent by the school system; however, students texting home about the concern caused a false alarm for parents, said Price.

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