Thiruvallur collector said that a probe has been initiated by him.

Optical Illusion by students spreads fear shuts TN school down for a weekImage for representation/ PTI
news Education Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 10:43

Nazareth Matriculation School in Thiruvallur district has not conducted classes for the last one week. The reason? A student in the school felt that the building was ‘shaking’, which spread panic and fear among students. The school correspondent and PWD officials have now said that it was an optical illusion.

On Monday afternoon, a primary school student felt that the school was shaking, and students were hence evacuated from the school. Soon after, classes began but when the children informed their parents about the incident, they insisted on a clearance certificate from the government for the school, reports The Times of India.

Nazareth Group of Institutions Secretary AN Henry told The Times of India that the student would have looked at the sky through a canopy of trees and saw the clouds moving, and then seen the building, which would have seemed like it was shaking.

An agitated parent said that the school should have informed the parents about the incident as it is related to the safety of children and if an official came from school, the parents would have understood it, as told to TOI.

PWD officials and fire services personnel inspected the building and S Ashok Kumar, executive engineer, Thiruvallur said that the initial assessment has shown that the building is safe but few more tests needs to be conducted. He added that the storeys above the two-storey building was not advisable as the foundation can only support two floors.

Moreover, the Thiruvallur collector E Sundaravalli said that a probe has been initiated by him and an inquiry will be carried out, after which a final report will be submitted.



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