Gossler Park students evacuated, dismissed due to cracks in walls

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Gossler Park School
Gossler Park School

MANCHESTER, NH – UPDATE 12 p.m.  Gossler Park Elementary School students are being dismissed while city engineers inspect the building for safety after several cracks in the walls were discovered Friday morning. Students were evacuated as a precaution while staff from the facilities division were called. They remained safe and warm inside the Middle School at Parkside.

No immediate risk at Gossler Park has been detected, but superintendent Debra Livingston agrees that the structural engineer should give his assessment, and without knowing how long that might take, the elementary students will not return to the building today. Parents are being contacted with information about picking up their children at Parkside, according to a school district spokesperson.


Original story begins here, posted at 10:20 a.m. Feb. 20 – Students were evacuated from Gossler Park Elementary School Friday morning as a precaution after Principal Lori Upham reported visible cracks discovered on the walls, a school district spokesperson confirmed.

Students were sent to neighboring Parkside Middle School.

“The students are all safe at Parkside and facilities is there to assess,” said district spokesperson Andrea Alley, who had no further details.

The evacuation was announced by school board member John Avard via Facebook at about 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. Students had a two-hour delay Friday morning due to the extreme cold and wind conditions.

Police and fire officials were not immediately called to the scene.

We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

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