Damaged sprinkler causes brief school evacuation
October 5, 2010
Issaquah Middle School students briefly evacuated the school the morning of Sept. 23, after a damaged sprinkler triggered a fire alarm.
Sara Niegowksi, Issaquah School District spokeswoman, said a sprinkler in the gymnasium had been damaged after a ball struck the sprinkler. The sprinkler started leaking and left a considerable amount of standing water on the floor. The damaged sprinkler caused the alarm to activate, and students evacuated as if in a fire drill.
Children returned to class after the brief evacuation.
The district called in a restoration company to estimate the damage, due to the considerable amount of water on the floor.