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Our school is on fire!!!!! This Wednesday, 11 am. the society of our school was shocked by extra-ordinary event. We‘re burning!!! About 900 people were evacuated. The students of 5-8 forms even missed their coats and schoolbags. Primary school students were strongly disappointed – they cried. These News reached the bigger part of my classmates, during the break in the Technology room. The social worker opened the door and screamed: Run AWAY!!! There was no reason to explain, cause thick grey smoke started to penetrate to our room . We all started to run.
Run AWAY!!! These words like a command didn‘t leave any thoughts in our minds. It looked like stop-motion horror film. The smoke chased us during the running corridor. We stopped when we got outside, but the horror didn’t disappear: we missed one classmate. No one saw her, until someone said, that she is in emergency car. During the accident, two more girls were poisoned by the smoke too.
We were standing on the other side of the road and trembling. I couldn‘t answer to myself as I shook from fear or cold. Thank god it wasn‘t -25*C outside that day. Rescue services started working: firefighters – in the building, doctors – in ambulances, police – stopped the traffic. Finally, after an hour, the fire was extinguished. Slowly, the students from neighbor buildings (where they were warming themselves, thanks to the people and office workers that provided shelter), returned to their classrooms, to take back their things. It was an hour of fear and panics for the smaller kids. The good news: tomorrow will be a day off. All of us must to calm down and make conclusions.

P.S. This article is dedicated to my younger brother, who is ill. You missed (as always) the most interesting!!!

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  1. Gustas Banana February 26, 2016

    Good thing that i was ill and wasn’t at school that day.( ゚ヮ゚)

  2. Agnuzeee January 30, 2016

    Oh my God, is everything ok?

  3. Jane January 28, 2016

    Kotryna, how is your classmate?

  4. voice from smoke January 28, 2016

    I think author wrote her experience. Indeed , I why alarm was kept silent? As anyone heard alarm ?

    • Lukas January 29, 2016

      Well my classmates and I didn’t hear the alarm and noone that I asked when we finally got outside through the smoke didn’t hear it too so the wasn’t any alarm at all. Donno why maybe it didn’t work??? But why because the first alarm as usual to the lesson was there maybe they just forgot it. Not nice at all.:((

  5. Jane January 28, 2016

    Exiting 🙂

  6. jutakv January 28, 2016

    Personally, I think this article is a little bit ridiculous, just as the whole event itself. Saying that our staff was prepared isn’t really true, me and my classmates didn’t even hear the warning signal, we had to run through the smoke and possibly get poisoned. Though I’m really thankful that it didn’t rain or snow, it wasn’t cold and my friend has her home close by.
    I hope that things like these won’t happen again, but if they do, at least be more prepared next time.

    • apokalipse January 28, 2016

      i think staff did their jobs well they helped evacuate students as soon as they became aware of the fire as for the warning signal well lets face it most schools dont have state of the art smoke detection systems, why do you say staff was not prepared? what in your opinion they did wrong during this crisis and not forget that they are just people like you and not trained fire fighters.

      • jutakv January 28, 2016

        woah, woah! I just said no one in my class was informed about anything, we had to work ourselves. Us being more grown up and knowing what to do, we ran outside, but think about if a third grader was in the restroom and didn’t know what was happening, left alone in a building on fire? No signal, nothing. Also we had to run out without our jackets, some people even left their things out there and it could have been more thought out. And while they are people just like us, but don’t they ensure our safety? After all, three girls got ‘hurt’. I am not blaming anyone, I am just saying it could have gone better. That’s all.

        • apokalipse January 28, 2016

          yes i agree with you, the fact that there was no signal was really bad and that should be fixed asap! third graders and younger kids are the priority in a crisis so i think they should have gotten more attention from staff than older kids. looking on the bright side all of you got a real life experience during crisis which should help you in the long run:)

    • Don't have a name :D January 29, 2016

      I agree with you too.

  7. no test. TODAY!!! January 28, 2016


  8. anonym January 28, 2016

    I agree with a reporter, this wednesday was very scary. Yes, news are written pesimistic, but i don’t care. That was interesting.

  9. V. K. January 28, 2016 — Post Author

    From my point of view: I think that in this type of situation, (which was a first of that kind for me and perhaps for many of us) we all acted very bravely, teachers remained calm and did their jobs well, the pupils were evacuated and there was no such thing as panic, of course the smaller ones were scared, but they had their coats on and had time to pack their All in all, the parents were informed, the services and the teachers did their best to help..I am very sad to hear that 3 people got “hurt”,though, I wish them well and hope they will recover soon:) p.s. Dear colleagues and the kids that I teach, I was amazed to find out how great you could be in stress situations! Thx for being so cool, everyone:)

    • DJ E-mukas January 28, 2016

      One of my friends asked us if we can smell candles somewhere, but we ignored it, because once in a week we always sense that smell. Me and 4 others were in the class waiting for the lesson to start, our teacher went to the library and we were alone when we got a text from a classmate to go to the auditorium. We thought there was maybe an event, but then I saw the fire brigade through the window. Good thing we all decided to pack our things. So we went out of the classroom and the corridor was already full of smoke!!! We went to the auditorium as was instructed (although I don’t know why about 30% of the students where sent THERE, not OUTSIDE), met our friends, but then when everyone started running out, we did the same. I still don’t get it: was there a fire alarm? Did we all just miss it, or did it not work?
      Next time, I would advise my classmates to LISTEN TO SOMEONE WHO’S TELLING THEM THAT THERE’S A FIRE BRIGADE OUTSIDE (a.k.a. in this situation-me). AND RUN. We wasted about 3 minutes hesitating to go or not, because no one decided to check out the window if maybe I’m NOT LYING and there actually IS a fire.
      From my point of view the evacuation wasn’t THAT splendid. I do believe that most of the evacuation was a success, but not for me and 4 of my classmates that were just chilling and dancing in the classroom most of the time 😛

  10. psychologist January 28, 2016

    I think article is brilliant, cause this event is really extraordinary. Dear Mariusboatsx, it wasn’t worldwide tragedy, only because resque services and scholl staff worked professional. On the other hand ask opinion of those students parents, that spend this nigtht in hospital.

  11. Miglė, 5c January 28, 2016

    It was scary but interesting!!! 😀

  12. apokalipse January 27, 2016

    And on this day every student’s in the world secret dream to see their school burn came true 🙂

    • Won't say my name :p January 27, 2016

      Amen to that 😀 no lessons tomorrow either and on Friday, the smell is soooo bad noone will go 😀

  13. Won't say my name :p January 27, 2016

    It was scary for me at first but when we all got outside The happiness struck, like hey no test today xaxa we can endure the cold for that:D:D:D

  14. ???? January 27, 2016

    The best thing of course is The day off school no lessons no worries 😎

  15. No name???? January 27, 2016

    We all were very smart????????????and we see just the positive sides of the fire????we had a free afternoon, no homework and we’ve got a lot of experience !!!!

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