More fire alarms pulled at East High School, student arrested for false alarm
By Brandon Reid
Rockford police and fire units were called to East High School for the second consecutive day today (Thursday, Nov. 19) after students set off a series of false fire alarms.
Rockford Public School District 205 Executive Director of Schools Earl Hernandez said the first alarm was activated around 12:50 p.m., the second one was set off about 30 minutes later and a third was activated around 2:45 p.m.
“There was an arrest made by the police on one of them because one of the security officers observed the student as he pulled the alarm,” Hernandez said.
Hernandez, who was on the scene today, said there were no reports of violence. He also said there were no reports of violence yesterday, despite students’ claims that there was rioting at the school.
Students, however, have again stepped forward to say there were more riots and violence during Thursday’s false fire alarms, and more violence is likely tomorrow.
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