Whittier Update: They Turned Off The Gas
Those of you who read the comments knew about this already but now it's official: Concerned about safety and structural integrity, CPS has apparently turned off the gas to the fieldhouse at Whitter. From CPS:
Response to Whittier Safety Concerns and Gas Disconnection
We are deeply concerned about the increased number of children, adults and combustible materials inside a structure with lack of code compliant ventilation, suppression and detection.
CPS has maintained that the structure is not safe for use or occupancy. Official notice has been provided and the Department of Buildings has posted the appropriate warning signs.
Safety is our number one priority and we continue to urge the parents to vacate the premises to work with District officials on a reasonable solution.
Chicago Public Schools serves approximately 409,000 students in more than 670 schools. It is the third-largest school district in the nation.
From the Tribune: Gas cut off -- field house sit-in in Pilsen continues