The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District has evacuated Armstrong Middle School following a report of a gas leak on Tuesday.

The school district said shortly before noon that students at AMS were being evacuated and transported via school bus to the Starkville High football stadium after a gas leak was detected on the school campus.

SOCSD Public Information Officer Nicole Thomas said Atmos Energy advised the evacuation after an elevated level of gas was detected in a test area.

SOCSD says parents who want to check out their child must go to the SHS football stadium home ticket boot and show a valid driver's license.

The AMS campus is currently closed.

"At the stadium, we will work as quickly as possible to release students to their parents/guardians/others with a valid license who are listed on emergency card," the school district said on social media.

This is a developing story. Follow the Starkville Daily News for additional updates.

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