TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The TUSD Governing Board voted 5 to 0 on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to approve $250,000 in emergency funds to fix a failed fire alarm system.
The fire alarm system at Gridley Middle School has not been working. Tucson News Now learned about this issue last week.
On Monday, Dec. 10, Tucson Unified School District released the following statement about the issue.
“Hopefully they have a backup plan in place,” said Doug Anderson, parent of a Gridley student. “I haven’t heard of any, so hopefully they will let us know. Be a backup plan, yeah it’s a little concerning.”
"That's awful. It's really terrible not to have that thing working, you've 800 to 600 kids in that school to not have a fire alarm working. It's pretty sad," said Darlene Kentz, grandparent to a student at the school.
TUSD Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo talked about this issue at his weekly news conference on Tuesday. You can watch it below.