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General Chat Thread, Fire destroys technology college in Leyland in General; Not good: BBC News - Five boys arrested as fire destroys school in Lancashire The network manager there is also ...
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    Fire destroys technology college in Leyland

    Not good: BBC News - Five boys arrested as fire destroys school in Lancashire
    The network manager there is also a regular on EduGeek. I hope all goes well for you and please keep us informed as to what is happening.

    *I've not put up their name as they will be swamped currently and we will need to ensure we don't add to their workload.

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    My thoughts are also with everyone involved at this school.

    Little Miss had enough problems when her school was gutted by fire. This looks like it could be worse.


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    Our network guys have just done an install there, he said the place was a right off. Heart goes out to rebuilding the system.

    There is some idiots knocking around.

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    On the ground (I work down the road) it doesn't look like there's anything left to salvage. It's a completely burnt out shell.

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    Huge fire thats been devastating for the school!

    Hope they have backups for the servers! Does make you think...

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    Dreadful.

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    I wonder if the people arrested attend the school?

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    Website and Moodle seems to be working at least.
    Leyland St Marys Catholic Technology College :

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Website and Moodle seems to be working at least.
    Leyland St Marys Catholic Technology College :
    Presume Externally hosted - citrix doesn't load!

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    That must be DREADFUL. Is it looking like nobody was hurt though? Hopefully not, though what a horrible thing.

    I'll bet the five individuals, if found guilty, will get a stern talking to - possibly even told they're naughty.

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    Such a horrible thing to happen especially two days before the start of a new term, apparently according to the Fire & Rescue service no one was injured, which is always a good thing. What goes through someone's mind when they do something like that I don't know, know.

    Looking at the Lancashire Fire & Rescue Twitter the majority of the school just looks like a burnt out shell. I work at a high school down the road and can only hope that the pupils can be catered for either through the creation of a temporary school or at other schools.

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    I don't get this kind of Crime it stupid crime for knuckle dragging idiots. Criminal damage is a stupid crime they chose to steal form the kid at that school that want to learn and not end up in the gutter with a bullet hole through their heads? It does raise the question should schools have sprinkler systems installed?

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    Its heart breaking! I live 2 minutes away near Worden Park and we had to have all our windows shut all night as the smell was awful!! you could see the smoke out of our windows At least no one as hurt! my thoughts go out to all who work there!

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    From the news reports, it's just as well the school was empty, as it seems to have been made of seriously inappropriate materials. Which encapsulates the problem right across the estate - old buildings and cheap buildings and listed buildings...

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    Talked to one of the locals, apparently there had been fresh painting done. So all the fire doors and first floor windows were open to get rid of the smell. Additionally new insulation had been installed in the roof. Both of these caused the fire to spread much more rapidly than it otherwise would of.

    He also pointed me to some Quadcopter footage on youtube.


    Last edited by Geoff; 2nd September 2013 at 04:04 PM.

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