The number is considered rather large for that kind of building, said Matt Mullins, a spokesman for the fire marshal’s office.
But of 54 violations, 51 have already been fixed, school principal Mark Dahlmann said, and the school is moving rapidly to address all of the issues.
Of the more serious violations in the January inspection: a failure to post fire evacuation plans; failure to have a fire-resistant door leading to the stairs in the band room; and stage curtains that did not receive fire-retardant treatment, Mullins said.
State fire marshal’s inspector Edward Hazel conducted the checkup, with help from Perkins Fire Department. Mullins said the fire marshal returned for a follow-up inspection Feb. 8, finding 50 violations had been fixed and three remained uncorrected.
“Ed Hazel gave high praise to our maintenance staff for doing that many things in one week’s time,” Dahlmann said.
Read more about the violations and corrections in today's Register or e-paper.