Issue 18 and Volume 29.

FIRE DRILL IN SCHOOLS. ONE of the most practical laws passed this year by the New York State legislature was the Elsberg fire drill law, which makes it the duty of the principal or other person in charge of every public or private school or educational institution within the State, having more than 100 pupils, to instruct and train the pupils by means of drills, so that in a sudden emergency they may be able to leave the school building in the shortest possible time without confusion or panic. Such drills or rapid dismissals, it is prescribed, shall be held at least once in each month. Neglect by any principal or other person in charge of any such public or private school to comply with the provisions of the act shall be a misdemeanor, punishable at the discretion of the court by a fine not exceeding $50. The fines collected…

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