KPRHS Fire Incident 11/17/22

Dear King Philip community,

As you are aware, we experienced a small fire at our high school this morning. Fire alarms were activated shortly before 10:30 a.m. after a student alerted staff of flames in a trash barrel. One of our high school’s teaching assistants extinguished the fire while the student pulled the fire alarm.

All students and staff evacuated the building safely and without incident. The Wrentham Fire Department responded to clear and ventilate the building, and students and staff returned to the building by 11 a.m. Classes resumed as normal.

I would like to thank all of our students and staff for their cooperation and patience this morning. Our schools frequently complete fire drills, and I credit our students and staff for following the procedures they have practiced and immediately exiting the building when the alarms activated.

I would also like to commend our student and teaching assistant who discovered the fire, immediately activated the building fire alarms, and extinguished the fire. Their actions helped to ensure this incident did not escalate.

Lastly, I would like to thank the Wrentham Fire Department for its quick work responding to and clearing the building, which ensured the smallest possible disruption to our school day.

High school administration worked collaboratively with the Wrentham Fire and Police Departments and determined that the fire was caused by a disposed vape. It appears that the fire was not intentional.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the principal’s office.

Paul A. Zinni, Superintendent

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