Faulty fire alarm briefly interrupts Voorheesville classes

VOORHEESVILLE — A malfunctioning fire alarm “set off a series of events” at Voorheesville’s middle and high school campus on Tuesday morning, according to a notice the district emailed to parents.

A fire alarm sounded at 10:35 a.m., sending staff and students outdoors as the fire department was dispatched to the campus on Route 85A.

“The fire department determined that there was not a fire and as they diagnosed the issue, gave permission for students to enter the auditorium in order to be out of the elements,” the notice said.

Twenty minutes after the alarm sounded, it was determined the alarm had malfunctioned and classes resumed.

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