Unexpected fire alarm sounds at schedule pick-up.

Aug. 11, the fire alarm sounded at 2 p.m during sophomore schedule pick-up, forcing students, staff, and parents to exit the building for 20 minutes until fire trucks arrived. The cause of the alarm was the lack of water in the sprinkler system. A drop in water pressure causes the fire alarm to go off because when there is no water available to put out a fire it becomes dangerous to be in the building.

“I thought the alarm was so annoying and I thought it was probably a prank that someone pulled,” sophomore Austin Smith said.