Custodian's cigarette sparks school fire

Jan 15, 2009 Full story: Cleaning & Maintenance Mgmt. 19

A North Elementary School fire likely originated from a custodian's discarded but still-lit cigarette, according to The State Journal-Register . Darold Johnson, custodian, district's fire safety officer and ...

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concerned citizen

Taylorville, IL

#1 Jan 27, 2009
So, why does this guy still have a job? What's wrong with this picture?!

Since: Nov 08

Winter Haven, FL

#2 Jan 27, 2009
Granted, he should not be smoking in a school...

However....

Isn't it mandatory BY LAW that the cigarettes sold in Illinois be Fire Safe?

This may be an indication that they are more unsafe than regular cigarettes.

http://www.nfpa.org/gallery/FSC_2map2.htm
Nokomis student

Mattoon, IL

#3 Feb 10, 2009
Okay, I go the the high school in Nokomis and am fully tuned in to every angle of this. First off, Darold Johnson is one of the best janitors in the world. None of the students care about this slip-up; I don't remember any prior to this. Also, we have special areas where people can smoke. No, I don't think they should be there, but they are. And to answer "concern citizen"'s question: This guy still has a job because we in Nokomis are forgiving people and we understand. People make mistakes, big deal. He apologized and is heading up the repair process. There's nothing wrong with this picture, either. If anything, Nokomis is just demonstrating what a close-knit town we are because we've all come together. I wish it was easier to understand for you all, but this the truth.

Since: Nov 08

Winter Haven, FL

#4 Feb 10, 2009
Nokomis student wrote:
Okay, I go the the high school in Nokomis and am fully tuned in to every angle of this. First off, Darold Johnson is one of the best janitors in the world. None of the students care about this slip-up; I don't remember any prior to this. Also, we have special areas where people can smoke. No, I don't think they should be there, but they are. And to answer "concern citizen"'s question: This guy still has a job because we in Nokomis are forgiving people and we understand. People make mistakes, big deal. He apologized and is heading up the repair process. There's nothing wrong with this picture, either. If anything, Nokomis is just demonstrating what a close-knit town we are because we've all come together. I wish it was easier to understand for you all, but this the truth.
Good for you guys... That's great that a man can still make a mistake and be forgiven.
Just candid

AOL

#5 Feb 10, 2009
LaceyUnderall wrote:
<quoted text>
Good for you guys... That's great that a man can still make a mistake and be forgiven.
What about Gals, one little "slip up" (or in),lol & bang, they get to pay for it for years.:-(
Just candid

AOL

#6 Feb 10, 2009
Hi Lacy,'you still be' that gal with a glow out front, that gal with no smoke in her eyes ? I ho9pe so, lol.** 0:-)
-Epix-

United States

#8 Feb 22, 2009
I have lived here for 3 years and the people are forgiving. It's a good thing. As I was raised. Don't judge some just cause of a little mistake. I forgive him.
Kandy Barr

Tower Hill, IL

#9 May 29, 2009
concerned citizen wrote:
So, why does this guy still have a job? What's wrong with this picture?!
We are wondering the same thing? Can't get an answer from the school board or authorities
king youou

Lewisburg, TN

#10 May 29, 2009
king youou says...forgive the man.

Now that all said and done...

Let's all go home...nothing to see here folks...thanks for coming...good night...be careful exiting the forum.
king youou

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#11 May 29, 2009
Yeah youou, in the future be more careful with you butt!

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/smoking/TJB...
sam soda

AOL

#12 Jun 16, 2009
concerned citizen wrote:
So, why does this guy still have a job? What's wrong with this picture?!
For some reason all the kids love him.
TheCurve

Bronx, NY

#13 Nov 9, 2009
Yea he still works there no reason for him not to accidents happen. He lives right next to me and also a hunting buddy. If you all had were married and your wife was cooking and she Burnt up the kitchen would you honestly throw her out. He'll no you wouldn't. It is scientifically not possible for accidents not to happen. They are going to no matter how hard you try to prevent them.
just candid

AOL

#14 Nov 11, 2009
He just did what many stupid cigarette smokers do every day. People have been know to die due to lit ciggs getting chucked. Glad to hear no one died because he acted stupid.
TheCurve

Mattoon, IL

#15 Nov 15, 2009
The fact that the only thing that was downthere was the boiler. i believe if he did it, it was in the right place to do it. The school didn't burn down, there was some smoke damage and the boiler was messed up. that is all.
budmanjim

New Berlin, IL

#16 Mar 23, 2013
He smokes pot to
D 4 DUH

Winnipeg, Canada

#17 Mar 24, 2013
Another baboon smoker.
Forever Yours

Duluth, GA

#18 Mar 25, 2013
Should be fired and school should sue for damages
Saw it myself

Hagerstown, MD

#19 Mar 25, 2013
D 4 DUH smokes baboons.
STINKORAMA

Winnipeg, Canada

#20 Mar 26, 2013
Saw it myself wrote:
D 4 DUH smokes baboons.
Another stinker who thinks he's funny. Well he is. Looking and smelling.

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