The Black & White

Unexpected fire alarm ends school day early

A firefighter walks towards his truck after checking and securing the building. Students fled the high school early after alarm went off.

Obsee Abbajabal, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

A few minutes before the bell marking the end of the day rang Feb. 7, the fire alarm went off. Shortly after, an announcement was made through the intercom that teachers needed to help evacuate students from the school. During a fire, students would normally evacuate the building and head to the football...

Fourth fire alarm shoves students outside

A student looks to the fire truck as it pulls up to investigate the fire alarm. The fire alarm went off during B Lunch, sending students and staff outside into the snow.

Bryce Schulte, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017

For the fourth time this school year, students have been forced to evacuate the building after the fire alarms going off. The first occurrence was in October, the second in December and the most recent being at Showzam. "Johnston needs to fix whatever is going on," Bryony Whitelaw '17 said. "It makes this happen all the t...

False fire sends students into cold

Students huddle to preserve body heat during the fire alarm. Students were forced outside Dec. 8 after the alarms went off.

Kathryn Ikeda and Bryce Schulte

December 8, 2016

For the second time this school year, a false fire alarm blared through hallways due to either dust in a smoke head or an expired smoke head in a science hallway. Administrators are not sure of the exact cause. The alarm went off between second and third periods, causing students to evacuate for app...

Fire alarm blares before school

Students and staff wait as firemen inspect the building to make sure it is safe for them to return inside. They were stuck outside for 17 minutes after a fire alarm was set off.

Bryce Schulte, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016

Students and staff were pushed outside after a fire alarm went off Oct. 25 at 7:23 a.m. Associate principal Jerry Stratton said the alarm was caused by dust in a sprinkler. After 17 minutes of standing outside, waiting for the fire department to clear the building, students and staff were able to return i...