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False fire alarms sound twice in one week

Photo by Kacee Wells

Photo by Kacee Wells

Jonah Constans, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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On Monday, January 8, there was a fire alarm during 1st period caused by dust in the smoke detectors in the construction area. Usually if something that resembles smoke gets into a smoke detector, the detector will go off, and this is exactly what happened.

All students in the building had to evacuate; none were allowed to go to their lockers to get their coats due to safety issues. It was about 30 degrees outside and kids were freezing, but it wasn’t that devastating because nobody was outside for very long. After the false alarm, Mr. Mckeag stated on the loudspeaker that there was nothing to worry about, so everyone went on with the regular day, assuming it wouldn’t happen again.

On Friday, January 12, it happened again. The fire alarm went off this time because of a broken sprinkler in the pool area. Mr. McKeag says there was probably a door that was left open and some cold air disrupted the sprinkler, which caused the sprinkler to malfunction. Everybody was startled that a fire alarm had gone off two times in one week.

Everybody evacuated the building again, but this time is was -10 degrees outside. People would get frostbite if they were outside for too long, so students and staff were moved back inside the building in about ten minutes, once the cause was determined.

Once students got back inside, nobody was allowed to go back to the classrooms right away; students and staff instead went to the library for about half an hour. While in the library, everyone regrouped with their classes and sat there until all this could be checked out by the fire department. Soon they gave the “all clear,” and students and staff continued the school day.

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5 Responses to “False fire alarms sound twice in one week”

  1. Brady constans on January 17th, 2018 1:13 pm

    Hah, this explains a lot Jonah. I looked at who wrote the article and who was it, you.

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    Arsen Reply:

    This is supposed to be positive Brady. We know you have a brother-brother rivalry going on, but keep it to yourself

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    Brady C Reply:

    Oh Arsen hi. I should have known that you would get back to me.

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  2. biggest kpop fan on January 17th, 2018 8:14 pm

    i was gone that week so i missed it, everyone was saying how weirdit was and it seems whenever im gone something “cool” happens and now im salty.

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  3. Olivia on January 18th, 2018 8:21 am

    It was weird, but at least there wasn’t any REAL fires. It’s good we were all safe.

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