By BRAD KEITH
TheFlashToday.com NEWS & SPORTS – FREE & LOCAL
STEPHENVILLE (June 11, 2015) — An errant fire alarm forced summer school students and others to be briefly evacuated from Henderson Junior High Thursday morning.
A Henderson Junior High Facebook post made at 9:03 Thursday morning stated, “The fire alarms have been activated at HJH. At this time there is no evidence of a problem. Summer school will continue outside.”
But by 9:45 a.m., the building had been checked and cleared by the Stephenville Fire Department, according to another HJH Facebook post stating, “No evidence of a problem was discovered. Summer school has resumed as normal.”
Stephenville superintendent Matt Underwood believes the problem lies in the alarm system, and said no one intentionally sounded the alarm.
“I don’t know if it’s a malfunction or what, but it shows us if someone pulls it, and shows right where it happened, and that’s not the case,” Underwood said.
Underwood and other school officials were still investigating the exact cause of the alarm sounding as of 10 a.m. Thursday.