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200 students evacuated from Berino Elementary due to smell of oil

UPDATE: Students are returning back to the Berino Elementary building after it was cleared.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Berino Elementary School is being evacuated due to the smell of oil in the school, according to a spokesperson for the Gadsden Independent School District.

About 200 students were walked to Desert Pride Academy, a neighboring school.

Local volunteer firefighters are on the scene and waiting for more equipment to determine the source of the smell.

The evacuation is a precautionary measure. There is no damage to the building.

Students and teachers will remain at Desert Pride Academy until it is deemed safe to return to Berino Elementary.

Stay tuned to ABC-7 for updates on this developing story.

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Kerry Mannix


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