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Fire drill comes early

A positive unexpected accident
Alanna LaDeaux
Students walking back into class after being alerted they could.

Today, Aug. 24, at approx. 8:50 A.M. the fire alarm went off in the school and students started to make their way to the designated area for their class.

“I didn’t know if it was a drill I was really confused,” Senior Hiba Saeed, said.

At first everyone assumed that it was a drill but when teachers were asked about it they seemed to be just as confused as the students.

“I knew we had one next week so I didn’t know if this one was real or not,” said Morgan Mason, AP U.S. History and AP Human Geography teacher.

Eventually students went back to class and Principal Mr. Hayes eased everyone’s concerns whenever he went on the intercom explaining what actually happened.

Due to the construction around the school the water pressure, amongst other things, is affected constantly. This effect can cause the fire alarm to go off because the water pressure resembles fire sprinkles making the system respond with the alarm even though there was no real fire.

Because the students of Santa Fe were able to evacuate in an efficient  timely manner the scheduled fire drill we were supposed to have next week has now been replaced by the accidental one that took place today.

If this situation were to take place on another day Mr. Hayes urges everyone to stay in class while admin investigates the situation to make


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Alanna LaDeaux, Howler Co-Editor In Chief
Hi! My name is Alanna Ladeaux. I play school and travel softball. I have been playing since I was 3 years old. I am also involved in all sorts of clubs including, founder of the Black Student Union and Senior Class President. I have been on the Howler staff since my Sophomore year of High school and I love to write. 

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