Friday, January 15, 2016
False Fire Alarm
The bell to end third period rang. Then it rang again. And again. That's about when it resolved into short bursts...
Oh no! Fire alarm.
At a different school in the district, I'd ignore it. But this was not that school.
As it was passing period, students were walking around. I looked to the neighboring teachers, and they appeared to be evacuating, so I found the class roster and my sunglasses, and I proceeded towards the fields. I got halfway down the building when I ran into the teacher next door heading back.
She talked to another teacher who had called the office. The instruction was do not evacuate. Okay, then, back to class.
Of course, half the student body had done what they're supposed to do and headed out to the field. So, the bell rang to start fourth period, and half the class was missing.
If that's not an excuse to be late, I don't know what is.
*Deep sigh* Mercury retrograde *deep sigh*
On the bright side, it was an advanced math class, so that little adventure didn't wind them up any.