Leadership

PANIC IN A ST. LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOL.

Issue 22 and Volume 4.

PANIC IN A ST. LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOL. MISCELLANY A fire was discovered, between 10 and 11 o’clock Wednesday morning, in one of the rooms on the ground floor of the Webster School, in St. Louis, at Eleventh and Jefferson streets, the largest primary school building in the city. The school fire alarm was immediately struck, and the teachers and scholars throughout the building were given notice of the danger. The children on the ground floor got out safely and in good order, but those on the upper floor were seized with a panic and, despite the utmost exertions of the teachers, rushed wildly to the stairways, shrieking with terror, down which they hurled themselves in the greatest frenzy and confusion. The pressure was so great on the stairs between the second and ground floors that the balusters gave way. and several children were precipitated to the floor below. Mia Levick…

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