According to San Jose Mercury News updated on August 4th:
Crews doing improvement work at Merryhill Preschool and Elementary School Monday afternoon ruptured a gas line behind the campus, causing temporary evacuations, officials said.
The rupture was reported around 3:58 p.m. at the school, located at 750 North Capitol Ave., fire officials said. The crew, which was working to replace playground equipment at the school, hit a 1-inch plastic gas main, said Capt. Mitch Matlow with the San Jose Fire Department.
A total of 91 kids were evacuated from the school after the line was ruptured, he added.
No one was injured.
PG&E spokesman Nick Smith said crews were able to cap the line just after 4:55 p.m.
Matlow added that in the coming months, PG&E crews hope to relocate the gas line so it is not under the playground.
Michael Cruz said he got a call from his 3-year-old son’s teacher about the gas leak and said while news about a gas leak may have unnerved parents, none of the kids at the school seemed scared.
“Any time you hear ‘gas leak,’ you get a little nervous,” he said. “But I’ve been with Merryhill for almost seven years now … and they’ve always been really good … notifying us.”