Anderson Elementary School was evacuated at about 11:30 this [Wednesday] morning due to a natural gas leak in the neighborhood, according to Laramie County School District #1 spokeswoman Mary Quast.

She says the students were taken to Storey Gymnasium at 2811 House Ave. as a precaution. Quast says the school will be closed for the rest of the day, and students will be served lunch at the gym.

Parents can pick up their children at any time, but are being asked to bring identification with them when they do so.

Quast says classes at the school are scheduled as usual on Thursday, Sept. 8.