Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 2 and Engine 1 responded to a gas leak at 2320 Southgate Boulevard (Rutherford Academy) just after 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.
A backhoe service, digging 20 feet away from the building, ruptured a gas line. According to Assistant Chief Kaye Jernigan, it is unknown at this time if it was a high pressure line.
Children and staff of Rutherford Academy were evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Atmos Energy is on scene at this time working to repair the leak.