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The Fake Fire Drill: What Happened?

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The Fake Fire Drill: What Happened?

Students leave the building because of the fake fire alarm.

Students leave the building because of the fake fire alarm.

Mrs. Fitzgerald

Students leave the building because of the fake fire alarm.

Mrs. Fitzgerald

Mrs. Fitzgerald

Students leave the building because of the fake fire alarm.

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Today was an average Thursday until, just before the start of third hour, the fire alarm started going off. Assuming it was a fire drill, many students made their way outside into the cool fall air when they were told my community assistants and other staff to go inside. This was a very odd addition to what could have been perceived as an average fire drill.

Shortly after the confusion that followed, students returned to their classes and an announcement was made as to why the fake fire drill had occurred. According to the announcement, construction workers had accidentally triggered a fire alarm in the basement, causing the false alarm to go off.

The announcement thanked students for their cooperation and apologized for the interruption, then students and teachers started class.

According to Pioneer Senior Mira Strauss, the event was mostly uneventful. “I was making my way down the hall,” she said. “Then I went outside–it smelled a little bit like barbeque–then I turned around and went inside.”

The smell of something burning might have been slightly concerning, but in actuality, nothing caught on fire throughout the fake drill and Pioneer High School is safe for now.

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