Starr's Mill High evacuated briefly

Wed, 03/07/2007 - 3:35pm
By: John Munford

Smoke came from ventilation system

Starr's Mill High School was evacuated briefly this afternoon when smoke was noticed in a classroom area, officials said.

The smoke actually came from a motor in the school's ventilation system, and once the problem was detected students were allowed back into the school, said Capt. Pete Nelms of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The incident was reported about 1:30 p.m. and the school resource officer "made the right decision" to pull the fire alarm and evacuate the school, Nelms said.

The smoke entered the classroom from an outside area, Nelms explained. No injuries were reported.

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Submitted by sb7427 on Wed, 03/07/2007 - 9:47pm.

I appreciate all at Starrs Mill that prevented an "event" from happening by their actions and quick thinking. Where there's smoke, there's fire. I'm sure there are people who have lost homes and loved ones who wish someone had acted on their small situations before they became tragedies that could have been prevented.

Submitted by NOT A GOOD OL BOY on Mon, 03/19/2007 - 12:46pm.

Schools dont burn. concrete does not burn. the school would not burn down.

Submitted by IMNSHO on Wed, 03/07/2007 - 7:08pm.

Rising Starr was also evacuated, just an FYI.

Submitted by skyspy on Wed, 03/07/2007 - 9:02pm.

This was a non-event. This would have been a good opportunity to search lockers.

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Submitted by eodnnaenaj1 on Thu, 03/08/2007 - 7:07am.

Who cares, this was a non-event, not exactly news!!!! Please, do any of you have kids? What if you were driving by the school and saw smoke; what if your kid called or text messaged (even though no cells phones allowed) to say they had been evacuated because the school was on fire! You know how bad news travels fast, especially when teenagers have been evacuated and don't have all the details. I, as a parent, would have been very glad to see the "news" in the citizen, just to let me know my child was safe. What one might see as reassuring news, another might see as a who cares non-event.

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 03/08/2007 - 1:09pm.

These are the same angels who climb tree's, fences, and routinely get out of their parent's homes at all hours of the night to cause havoc, and damage property. They push their golf carts for miles when the batteries run out. They seem to be able to turn the same golf carts back over after rolling them on the paths......

Are you really worried that they aren't going to escape a building with exits??? Seriously?? Seriously?

I still say they should have used this "opportunity" to search lockers.

Submitted by NOT A GOOD OL BOY on Mon, 03/19/2007 - 12:49pm.

they can search the lookers anytime the adminstration wants too. when you or your child enter the property of the school your rights to search and seizer no longer exist. what they need to do is search them every chance they get. kids in the building or not.

Submitted by mcg on Mon, 03/19/2007 - 1:43pm.

I'm assuming you must have meant "locker", but you also misspelled "seizure" (not "seizer") Capitalizing the first words of your sentences will also make it easier to read your post.

Submitted by myword_mark on Thu, 03/08/2007 - 7:55pm.

It has already happened four times this year - drug dogs and the whole nine yards - lockers, buses, cars. You are way behind.

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Submitted by maximus on Thu, 03/08/2007 - 12:43pm.

Relax, lady. They’re mostly single story buildings with plenty of exits and a fire suppression system. No one is going to burn up or die from smoke inhalation in them.


Submitted by IMNSHO on Wed, 03/07/2007 - 9:20pm.

Yep, a non-event. Not exactly what I call news.

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