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Special Assignment: Fire In Schools #69577

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 18, 1981
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(Studio) Item introduced as second in series.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Wheaton, MD) Dunbar high school in Washington, DC noted. [Voice of Washington, DC fire inspector William STEWART - predicts disaster.] Hazards cited. [INSPECTOR - comments on hazards.] [Principal Dr. Thomas HARPER - explains reason for fire alarms' being turned off.] Discipline problem at school noted. [HARPER - notes conflict between fire safety and security.] [INSPECTOR - predicts trouble.] Problems in school at Waverly, Tennessee, cited. Scenes shown. [Parent Leland BOLTLAND - questions proposed solution.] Limitations on power of fire inspectors to correct problems noted. Colorado Springs, Colorado, situation cited. [International Fire Protection Association Robert GRANT - notes sec. problem.] Arson in school fire noted. Boston high school cited. Suburban MD schools and those in Los Angeles, Colorado Springs, DC, cited as good example.
REPORTER: George Strait (WJLA Tape)

Reporter(s):
Robinson, Max;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:04:30

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