Waterford High Evacuated After Fire Alarm Pulled

Principal said police will be involved in an investigation into the matter.

Waterford High School was evacuated this morning at around 10:20 for about 14 minutes after a fire alarm was pulled, according to Principal Don Macrino.

Macrino said he was not sure if the alarm was pulled on purpose or if it was pulled accidentally. He said he will do an investigation for the rest of the day with the Waterford Police Department to try to find out what exactly happened.

If somebody pulled it on purpose, it is a “criminal” matter, Macrino said. Not only would they face disciplinary action by the school district, but also possibly be arrested, he said.

Macrino said the high school has cameras, although the cameras do not cover the entire school. He said though that even if there was no video footage of the incident, there is a good chance his team will be able to find out what happened.

“We have our ways,” Macrino said.

Daniella Ruiz January 08, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Truly said Equineone! Mr Macrino is such a pleasant fellow, but this must get his juices going! "At last, a reason to use all the inquisition powers!" What is amusing me is the standard procedure that happens when a fire alert occurs. Rather than an orderly, let's look a bit and see where this is and then move those valuable contents out of the way of the flaming inferno. But no, its a like a Black Friday Sale throng, everyone squirting out into the frigid air for fear of certain loss. I mean, there is a single floor for almost the entire sprawling school, with bust out doors every 50 yards.. And does anybody there ever use their nose? Smell smoke anywhere? (other than the bathrooms). See any clouds of noxious fumes roiling across the ceiling? Any flaming people running and screaming helter skelter? As for the new multi story palace they have there, well that could be a fire trap indeed, but the original school? Not a chance. Might have been a technical fault in the alarm system though, hard to find, or it could have been setup there for years, just waiting for a rodent to step on the concealed switch. or Maybe a reverse Stuxnet virus in the firmware!
Harrison January 08, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Really Danielle? You shouldn't evacuate when a fire alarm goes off? Good advice.
Bob Bristol January 09, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Daniella, If they did what you say they should do, and there actually was a fire or a problem, you'd probably be first in line filing a law suit against the town, board of ed., and the principal, and anyone else you could money from, for not evacuating the building when the alarm sounded.
Daniella Ruiz January 09, 2013 at 05:47 PM
nahhhh, not me, but maybe one of those kids standing out in the cold can sue the perp for exposure to the elements, lost school time, academic infringement, loss of study time, frostbite, emotional distress, etc etc etc. i'm sure there's plenty of lawyers with better ideas than mine anyway. maybe the teacher's union can dream up some fanciful way to increase the taxpayer burden instead.
samely January 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM
i moved out of waterford, i moved out of CT, just last thursday because of that ^ thought process.


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