Longfellow Elementary remains closed after CO leak, safety checks continue Thursday

FILE — Several students were taken from Longfellow Elementary School into ambulances following...
FILE — Several students were taken from Longfellow Elementary School into ambulances following a carbon monoxide leak on Oct. 19, 2022.(KCTV5, Greg Payne)
Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 9:14 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2022 at 10:54 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A carbon monoxide leak at Longwood Elementary School Wednesday morning sent eight people to the hospital: six students and two adults.

A Kansas City Public Schools spokesperson told KCTV5 the leak came from the fresh air intake and was repaired Wednesday. Three inspections will take place Thursday, and as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, carbon monoxide levels read zero.

The spokesperson said the hope is for class to be back in the building Friday, but that it could be Monday.

Meanwhile, buses picked up students Thursday morning and drove them to Manual Career Tech Center for classes. Pre-kindergarten students were sent to Woodland Early Learning Center.