Fire alarm not a false alarm

At 9:00 a.m. today, the fire alarm sounded. This was not a false alarm caused by a student. Oak Park High School does not have any human controlled smoke detectors, therein eliminating the possibility of any “false alarms” which would create an unnecessary classroom disruptions. However, the alarm was also not caused by a fire. While preparing fried chicken for different schools in the district, the lunch ladies opened the oven, releasing a burst of heat. This heat, which was detected by a heat sensor above the oven, set off the fire alarm. A similar situation occurred last week while the lunch ladies were using a wok. In response to these two incidents, the administration is planning on either moving the heat sensor or the oven to avoid a similar situation.