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Fire alarm at Central triggered by maintenance office smoke

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Javen Oswald
A fire truck arrives at Central after a fire alarm was set off by smoke in a maintenance office on Nov. 15.

A fire alarm went off at Naperville Central at 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 15 due to an excessive amount of smoke in a basement maintenance office. The cause of the smoke is currently unknown.

The fire department arrived shortly after the alarm went off. Firefighters identified the smoke’s source, cleared the school and ensured that the source of the smoke was removed. 

“There was no fire, [just] smoke,” Principal Jackie Thornton said. “The building got cleared while the fire department came in and cleared the source [of the smoke].”

According to a Talk203 sent out by Thornton, the evacuation was done “quickly and calmly.”

This was the second time a fire alarm was set off at Central this year, with the first coming on Oct. 16 due to smoke from construction.

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Vanshika Shahdadpuri
Vanshika Shahdadpuri, Staff Writer
Vanshika Shahdadpuri is a junior and this is her first year on Central Times. She loves to write basically anything, she usually spends her time writing fiction and recently discovered her love of journalistic writing. In her free time she is usually found reading or listening to music.
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.
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