Fire Sprinkler Discharge Evacuates Leonardtown HS for 45 Minutes

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 5, 2008) - A sprinkler head in a restroom at Leonardtown High School discharged on Thursday creating a fire alarm that vacated the school for approximately 45 minutes. The incident started at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Local fire departments responded, and after the sprinkler system was secured, declared that building was safe for reentry. Students were readmitted at approximately 12:00 p.m.

School officials say that water spread from the bathroom into the hallway and several classrooms.

School officials adjusted the daily schedule so that all students were provided lunches. The students were dismissed at the regularly scheduled time.

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

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