Pupils have been sent home after gas was detected in an Aberdeen school.
Harlaw Academy closed just before noon after trace amounts of gas were found in the building.
It is understood the gas supply was isolated and the school was safely evacuated.
As a result, the decision was made to close for the day and send pupils home at 11.30am to allow for a gas safety check to take place.
The council will update parents on the school’s plans to reopen and welcome back students tomorrow.
A council spokesman said: “This morning trace amounts of gas were found in Harlaw Academy this morning.
“The gas supply was isolated immediately and the school was safely evacuated.
“We are awaiting a safety inspection by the Gas Board, and the school building cannot be in use until the inspection has been completed.
“As the safety of our pupils is of paramount importance we took the decision to close Harlaw Academy at 11am for the day and send them home.
“Processes will be in place to assist pupils in need. We hope to reopen as normal tomorrow and we will send an update to parents as soon as possible”.