Burlingame High School’s Mystery Evacuation Procedure

Claire Hunt, Managing Editor

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  • The evacuation this morning forced the entire school to leave their third period classes and head to the football field. While the cause of the evacuation is not known, a member of the administration said that a probable possibility was a water pressure problem with the school’s infrastructure.

  • “I think, in general, this is kind of good, because when there is actually an alarm between classes it forces you to learn. We’ve all probably heard what we’re supposed to do but we don’t actually remember it because we have like 30,000 things to do. This’ll help,” teacher Kent Robie said.

  • “Things happen, but I think we need to be a little bit more organized because I actually get really anxious during these events and I’m kind of on high alert, while at the same time I’m trying to be friendly and silly,” teacher Tim Larkin said.

  • “I don’t know anything about this,” teacher Peter Medine said.

  • “I don’t know where I’m supposed to be because I don’t have a first. This system is messed up,” senior Kayla Biewer said.

  • Students use the evacuation as an opportunity to visit with friends as they look for their assigned places.

  • Students play a game to pass time during the evacuation.

  • Teacher Jim Chin plays a game with his AP European History class to pass time during the evacuation.

  • Teachers Tim Larkin, Melissa Murphy and Sally Shurter chat as they head to the football field for the evacuation.

  • Students head back to their classes after the administration concluded the evacuation procedure.