NMHS science wing reopened following gas leak

NEW MILFORD -- The science wing at New Milford High School has been reopened after a gas leak Sept. 12 had forced it to close.

Two classrooms in the wing remained closed this week, but are expected to be back in use soon.

Joseph Olenik, the school's assistant facilities manager, explained Tuesday to the Board of Education facilities subcommittee that the wing had been closed after a Sept. 12 inspection of the gas lines throughout the school.

An odor of gas was noticeable in the building on that day and students were evacuated, Olenik said.

Firefighters from Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 and representatives of Yankee Gas Company were called to the building.

Classes resumed Sept. 13 in the rest of the high school.