QUEENS — Scores of children and teachers were evacuated from a Flushing school Wednesday afternoon following reports of an odor of gas, fire officials said.
Everyone inside P.S. 021 Edward Hart, at 147-36 26th Ave., was rushed out of the school about 2 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said.
Firefighters responded to the school after a 911 call was made about an "odor of gas," the spokesman said.
It was unclear how many people were evacuated, officials noted, but the Department of Education website states there are more than 1,200 students enrolled at the school.
Marge Feinberg, a spokeswoman for the DOE, said everyone in the building was moved to JHS 185, which is across the street. The students were dismissed from that school at the end of the day, Feinberg added.
The after-school program at P.S. 021 was cancelled, she added.
No one was injured, officials said.
A spokesman for Con Ed said there was a small leak in a hot water heater inside the building.
The leak was fixed and the building was vented out, officials said, and students and staff were allowed back into the building about 3:15 p.m.