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CARMEL, Ind.-An emergency has been declared by the Carmel Clay School Board regarding the explosion at Carmel High School this past December. 

That was done at Monday night’s board meeting.  The emergency allows them to pay the necessary repairs. 

It will cost more than $2.7 million to fix all the damage caused by the explosion in a mechanical room off the gym. That’s in addition to the $660,000 the board already paid for immediate repairs right after the accident happened. 

The cost of repairs will be covered by insurance, but the school district still has to pay a $75,000 deductible. 

A natural gas leak during routine maintenance caused the explosion on December 27, 2018. A maintenance worker and a contractor were both hurt, but no one was killed. 

(PHOTO: Superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools Michael Beresford/Twitter)