A few main hallways at Oregon High School were flooded late Monday morning when a pipe burst during a fire alarm evacuation in the midst of summer school classes.
The building’s fire alarm was “falsely triggered” just before noon, Oregon School District summer school principal Darci Krueger emailed parents Monday afternoon. She said the Oregon Fire Department was dispatched to the school and all students were “immediately evacuated in accordance with our emergency evacuation protocols.”
During the evacuation, a pipe burst, she said, resulting in flooding in “some of the main hallways,” which limited access to the area. District communications director Erika Mundinger said that the burst pipe during the evacuation was a “simultaneous coincidence.”
Staff retrieved items students needed for later that day, but Krueger said other non-essential items can be picked up in the summer school office during school hours.
She said she was “very proud of the way our students and staff handled this situation.”
“Because of their efforts, we were able to ensure the safety of all students,” Krueger wrote in the email.
Mundinger said air dryers have been running at the school since the incident, and no impacts to summer school classes are expected for Tuesday or the rest of the week.