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Fire alarm at Central triggered by smoke in Little Theater

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Jay Deegan
Firefighters exit Central’s Little Theater after investigating a possible fire on Oct. 16.

A fire alarm was triggered at Naperville Central on Oct. 16 by smoke in the school’s Little Theater, according to Principal Jackie Thornton.

The alarm went off at 8:37 a.m.. Firefighters and police personnel arrived on the scene shortly after.

Students and staff were let back into the building at 8:57 a.m. after receiving the all clear from firefighters.

“We didn’t know if there was fire that was causing all of that smoke – it does not appear that there was any fire,” Thornton said. “Possibly, that smoke is from the welding that’s happening because of the construction.”

Thornton sent out a Talk203 informing parents of the alarm, and addressed students in an announcement shortly after students and staff were let back in the building.

“I want to say thank you for taking [the alarm] seriously and evacuating the building as quickly as we did so that we can ensure everyone’s safety,” Thornton said in the announcement.

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Javen Oswald
Javen Oswald, Marketing, Outreach and Engagement Managing Editor
Javen Oswald is a senior at NCHS. This is his third year on staff, and he has moved into a manager position. Early in life, Javen found success as a child actor, gaining recognition for his role as Young Jordan Denton in Chicago Fire S2 E12, entitled “Disco Bob.” Now, he has shifted his focus to producing high-quality journalistic opinions. Next year, he plans on going to college to study film.
Jay Deegan
Jay Deegan, Print Managing Editor
Jay Deegan is a Junior at Central and happy to start his third year of journalistic adventures at the Central Times. Jay loves writing features and diving in-depth into issues that plague our community. In his free time Jay runs a freelance videography and photography business and loves to creatively express his interests in sports and filmmaking. If you’d like to join CT or have a tip, reach out!
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