A fire was started in the boys’ restroom on the second floor in the Main Building of Montclair High School at approximately 2:10 p.m. Friday. Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds said in an email to families that administrators and security immediately stepped in to contain the situation.
Dr. Ponds writes:
Our students and staff knew exactly how to respond by following our Emergency Fire Evacuation procedures and Fire and Police Departments as well as Ambulance Units quickly responded to the scene. There were some staff members who received medical attention. We are grateful for student cooperation and the quick and orderly response by our staff and Montclair Fire, Police and Ambulance personnel.
Any students who may have been involved will face disciplinary actions as per the Montclair High School Code of Conduct and Montclair Board of Education policies. The Montclair Police and Fire Departments are completing the investigation and no further details can be shared.