Although the schools in Providence, Rhode Island, are supposed to be inspected by code officials annually, some had not been inspected for 10 YEARS. I wonder how many public schools are in the same boat?
In other news, a 2nd/3rd grade class at St. Theresa’s School got stuck in their classroom and the door couldn’t even be opened by 7 firefighters. No word on the cause, but the 23 trapped kids did eventually make it to the restroom.
But wait! There’s more!
Firefighters free girl’s arm from school door – The Telegraph
Eichen said the girl had propped open the door and was holding it for other students to go through when her elbow slipped behind the U-shaped lever and got stuck. He said the girl tried for five minutes to free herself, and when a teacher discovered she was stuck, school officials called 911.
Three fire code violations found in former PNC Bank building – Herald-Mail.com
Listed as violations of the city fire prevention code are:
• Fire-rated door at the first-floor front stairwell would not close by itself, as is required.
• Fire-rated doors at the third-floor front stairwell and third-floor front lobby “are damaged and would not self close.”
• A fire-rated door, which is required along the first-floor corridor, has been removed.
The bunch of keys which unlock drawbridges, were in a metal box which was meant to have been securely locked, the Sun reported. As a result of the embarrassing security blunder the locks had to be changed, at an estimated cost of thousands of pounds.