Heads Up For Alton Central School (ACS) Parents: Glass In Some Doors In ACS NOT Safety Glass. A Door Broke Tonight.
.by Anura Guruge
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All of us happened to be at Alton Central tonight for the October School Board meeting, in the Middle School Library, when the glass on the door broke.
It was NOT SAFETY GLASS!
There were shards of glass all over the place and shards left on the door.
If this had happened when a small kid was opening or closing that door the outcome could have been DISASTROUS.
Of course, I immediately asked, when I was allowed to speak, as to why it was NOT safety glass.
This is serious.
The Department of Labor inspected the school in Spring. They found some violations BUT they obviously did not check the glass. This is not good.
What we don’t know is how many other doors and windows at ACS as old, single-pane, NON-SAFETY glass.
At 11 pm tonight, given that I work at night, I called up Mr. John Dever III, Alton Town’s Building Inspector and told him about the situation. I urged him to get to ACS ASAP and check all the glass.
I believe the school should be CLOSED until all the old, non-safe glass is replaced.
Well you have been told.