Emergency alarm sounded at Manzanita Hall

An+emergency+alarm+goes+off+in+Manzanita+Hall+this+afternoon%2C+Sept.+30.++Students+and+faculty+evacuated+the+building+until+it+was+cleared+by+officials.+Photo+Credit%3A+Araceli+Castillo%2FPhoto+Editor
Back to Article
Back to Article

Emergency alarm sounded at Manzanita Hall

An emergency alarm goes off in Manzanita Hall this afternoon, Sept. 30.  Students and faculty evacuated the building until it was cleared by officials. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

An emergency alarm goes off in Manzanita Hall this afternoon, Sept. 30. Students and faculty evacuated the building until it was cleared by officials. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

An emergency alarm goes off in Manzanita Hall this afternoon, Sept. 30. Students and faculty evacuated the building until it was cleared by officials. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

An emergency alarm goes off in Manzanita Hall this afternoon, Sept. 30. Students and faculty evacuated the building until it was cleared by officials. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

Jonathan R. Diaz

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






An emergency alarm goes off in Manzanita Hall this afternoon, Sept. 30.  Students and faculty evacuated the building until it was cleared by officials. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

An emergency alarm went off in Manzanita Hall this afternoon, Sept. 30. Students and faculty evacuated the building until it was cleared by officials. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

 

An emergency alarm was sounded in Manzanita Hall announcing students to evacuate the building at 1:30 p.m. CSUN PD arrived on scene around 1:40 p.m. to investigate.

Sgt. Randy Banales of CSUN PD said a smoke alarm was activated, but there was no smoke or fire.

“I don’t know what triggered it,” he said. Banales said Physical Plant Management will be called to assess the situation.

Students were confused as to why they were evacuated.

Megan Tieslau. 22, a communications studies senior, said she was doing homework when the alarm went off.

“I’m a little confused as to what is happening,” she said.

Suzana Vartanyan, a freshman theater major, said the evacuation was interesting.

“I was just getting to class and then the alarm went off,” she said. “This was my first time seeing this.”

Jessica Santos, a communications studies junior, was confused as well.

“I hope this isn’t a real fire,” she said. “I guess I’ll find out what happens soon.”

At around 1:45 p.m., officers gave the all clear, and students and staff were allowed to re-enter the building.

Campus police check room 111 following a emergency alarm in Manzanita Hall. Students and faculty were evacuated from the building and were not let in until police cleared the building. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

Campus police check the electrical room following a emergency alarm in Manzanita Hall. Students and faculty were evacuated from the building and were not let in until police cleared the building. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor