Menomonee Falls High School Swim Meet...

Menomonee Falls High School Swim Meet of 1/24/09

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Paul Bellin

Green Bay, WI

#1 Jan 26, 2009
My wife and I attended the swim meet in question on Saturday, January 24, 2009. It was a typical winter day with temps hanging around zero. The meet involved several schools from around the state. We came from the Green Bay area.

Around 2:00 p.m. someone or something set off the fire alarm in the school. Apparently this was a false alarm. The very ear piercing alarm sounded for a half hour or more. The swim meet was interrupted and a hundred or more boys dressed only in swim suits were faced with the possibility of being forced out into the near zero weather.

I observed what appeared to be school employees running around the building looking for the cause of the alarm. After several minutes I heard one of those employees tell another that there was no apparent danger. When asked why he didn't disarm the alarm I heard him say that only "administrative people" have the keys to disarm the alarm system.

I can't tell you how disappointed and ..... I am to have heard that news. Not ONE administrative person from the school district was interested enough in the school swim team to attend the event!?! Unbelievable and disquieting.

What if there had actually been some sort of calamity that would have REQUIRED someone in authority to be there to handle the problem? And why doesn't the upper level personnel at Menomonee Falls high school have any interest in their school's athletic activities? I call it shameful. We are all lucky that it didn't turn out to be much worse. Perhaps criminal.

Poor planning and lack of interest. School officials often wonder why taxpayers question their extravagant salaries. Here is a glaring example.
falls swimmer

Fond Du Lac, WI

#2 Feb 6, 2009
stop complaning... i am one of the swimmers form that meet, and i am on the falls co-op team... it wasnt even that big of a deal... let alone enough to post a blog about.... dont even complane about the taxdollars... i bet your only complainig cause you where the idiot sitting by the alarm...
falls swimmer2

Milwaukee, WI

#3 Feb 15, 2010
falls swimmer wrote:
stop complaning... i am one of the swimmers form that meet, and i am on the falls co-op team... it wasnt even that big of a deal... let alone enough to post a blog about.... dont even complane about the taxdollars... i bet your only complainig cause you where the idiot sitting by the alarm...
haha your totally right cole becker supports whoever this is
swim fan

Germantown, WI

#4 Apr 2, 2010
The school has like 5 administrators. One of them should earn his/her salary

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