RIDGE - Students and teachers returned to Ridge Elementary School this morning, 24 hours after the school was evacuated because of a propane leak.

Chopper 12 was over the elementary school in Ridge as firefighters burned off what was left inside the leaky propane tank.

The leak was discovered before 8 a.m. in a tank next to the school. Officials say students never got off the bus.

According to officials, the students were taken straight to Longwood Middle School and then transported home.