Slow evacuation due to cold weather
An unscheduled fire alarm went off at 11:35 a.m. on Thursday, immediately following the bell that ended 5A lunch. The alarm was activated when an emergency alarm was pulled in the SAC, according to business manager James Funk. At 11:51, the building was cleared by the fire department and chief and the students were released from the stadium, where they gather during emergency evacuations. 5B lunch was not extended.
Funk said the evacuation was slower than normal, because there were "many students [who went] back to their lockers to get coats." In the future, students should go directly to their designated area in the stadium, he added.
The administration is "still investigating" the identity of the person who pulled the alarm, according to Funk.
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