Possible arson fire leads to evacuation at Atascadero Middle School

May 24, 2018

A possible arson fire caused the evacuation of Atascadero Middle School Thursday morning. [Cal Coast Times]

At about 8 a.m., a fire broke out in a boys’ bathroom at the junior high. School personnel evacuated students and then extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher, according to the city of Atascadero.

When fire crews arrived, they found light smoke coming from the bathroom doorway.

After 30 minutes, the students were allowed to return to their classrooms.

Both Atascadero fire investigators and police are investigating the blaze.


Is it a Middle School or a Junior High?

I guess it all depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is?


Is it a Middle School or a Junior High? The article is not clear as both names are in the article. Also, I think the first action should be to fight the fire, especially if it is contained in a bathroom and then evacuate if necessary.

Ralph Snart

It was a Junior High when it was just 7th and 8th grade. Now that they have added 6th grade, it is a Middle School.