Education, Police/Fire

Faulty smoke alarm prompts evacuation of Perry Hall Middle School

PERRY HALL, MD—Perry Hall Middle School was evacuated on Tuesday morning after a smoke alarm went off at the school.

Officials say the school was evacuated at just after 8 a.m. on September 27th.

In an email sent to parents, principal Lisa Perry says a faulty smoke alarm was to blame…

Dear Parents and Guardians of Perry Hall Middle School,

I am reaching out to inform you of an incident that occurred today at Perry Hall Middle School. At about 8:08 am, the fire alarm went off. The building was evacuated, and the Baltimore County Fire Department (BCFD) was dispatched. The BCFD gave the all-clear to return to the building at 8:24 am and determined a malfunctioning smoke detector caused the alarm to go off. Students returned to their classrooms and resumed their instructional day.

I want to thank our students for their cooperation and for quickly exiting the building. They waited in a quiet and orderly fashion before the all-clear was given. This experience emphasized the importance of completing our drills on a regular basis for the safety of everyone. I want you to be assured that the safety of our students is our top priority.


Lisa Perry

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