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Electrical system failure causes student evacuation


April 11, 2022

Erik Gjovik

Carrington Elementary students, teachers, administrators and staff wait outside for the go-ahead to return back to the building after a power transformer failed in a maintenance room and forced evacuation from the school complex early Monday morning, April 4.

Carrington Public School students had just barely enough time to hang up their backpacks and take their seats for the beginning of another school week when the fire alarm went off.

But the normal alert sound was accompanied by an automated voice, "This is not a drill."

Students and teachers were forced to evacuate the school building around approximately 8:15 a.m. Monday morning, April 4, upon...

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