54.4 F
Los Angeles
Monday, November 30, 2020

Smoke alarm goes off in Student Services Building, students and faculty evacuated

Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Robby Cordobes told students and faculty they could go back inside the building after they found no threat or cause for the alarms to have gone off.

“Sounds like a faulty sensor,” Cordobes said.

Carol Guzman was one of the students who exited after hearing the alarm sounding.

“[We came outside] because the alarm went on,” Guzman said. “We don’t know anything, we are just waiting. We think it’s a false alarm.”

After about 20 minutes of students and faculty waiting outside, some of them were told they could inside to grab some of their belongings.

“It was some kind of exposed wires,” said Denise Robb, an associate professor for political science at Pierce. “They are going to let us get our stuff but they don’t want us to stay. There is not a fire but they said there’s a danger. Some kind of malfunction with wires or something. I guess it could lead to a fire but they don’t want to take chances. It might be wise to talk to an electrician servicing hackney or someone similar to get this fixed as soon as possible.

Everyone was allowed back inside at about 4:20 p.m. after Cordobes said there was no threat.

Latest article

Southern gothic classic reimagined in contemporary East Los Angeles

Urban strongman Stanley Kowalski’s personal kryptonite arrives for an extended stay.  Stella and Stanley’s perfectly imperfect married life quickly unravels when sister Blanche arrives on...

Students showcase work in virtual film festival

Pierce College Film Club hosted the 4th annual film festival Friday, Nov. 20, allowing students with love for film to showcase their favorite creations.  Many...

LACCD and LASD going separate ways

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) will terminate its contract with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) after failure to reach mutually agreeable...

Preview: The Bull Magazine Fall 2020

A person suffering from anxiety finds comfort in picturing her worries going down the drain. A community leader grows up queer in a religious family. A...

Sheriff Department leaving campus

Negotiations with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Pierce College have ended with President Alexis Montevirgen looking for an alternate security group for...
- Advertisement -

Related Articles