New Hanover County Schools




Forest Hills Global Elementary School Evacuated Due to Suspicious Natural Gas Odor

For Immediate Release
February 19,2021
For additional information contact Ann Gibson,


School Cleared By NHC Fire Department For Return of Students at 1:25 p.m.
Students attending Forest Hills Global Elementary School on Friday, February 19 were evacuated to the outside of the school at approximately 1:05 p.m. due to the detection of a suspicious odor.
New Hanover County Fire Department and NHCS maintenance crews on the scene assessed the situation and cleared the building for the return of students and staff at approximately 1:25 p.m. 
The school notified families through the Blackboard Connect 5 emergency notification system when students were evacuated and when the building was cleared for the return of students. No injuries were reported.