The Bear Facts

Bears save the day

Special feature of Bear of The Week

Senior+Jonee+Villanueva+and+junior+Renna+Toomey+saved+the+school+from+potential+fire.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Bears save the day

Senior Jonee Villanueva and junior Renna Toomey saved the school from potential fire.

Senior Jonee Villanueva and junior Renna Toomey saved the school from potential fire.

Trinity Norwood

Senior Jonee Villanueva and junior Renna Toomey saved the school from potential fire.

Trinity Norwood

Trinity Norwood

Senior Jonee Villanueva and junior Renna Toomey saved the school from potential fire.

Bayleigh Swanton, Features Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Sometimes being at the right place at the right time can pay off in the biggest way. This was the case for junior Renna Toomey and senior Jonee Villanueva when they saved the school from disaster Sunday night.

Toomey and Villanueva were at the school softball field practicing batting with Toomey’s father when they discovered that an electrical box on the exterior of the school was on fire.

“As we were hitting we saw a transformer sparking on the side closest to Bear Path, so we didn’t think anything about it,” Villanuvea said. “We heard a loud explosion coming from the back of the school. At this point we had no idea what was going on, until we saw the smoke in the air and immediately told [Toomey’s] dad.”

While the girls ran over to the field house to get a better look to see exactly where the fire was coming from, Toomey’s father called 911 and over 20 firefighters quickly responded.

“When the fire chief arrived he asked me if I could call someone to get the doors open, and I thought, maybe Stacey Smith has a key,” Toomey said.

Smith, the activities director, happened to be inside of the school with her Student Council students working on a project. Everyone was able to evacuate safely and since the fire was on the exterior of the building, no one was injured.

Both Toomey and Villanueva said they were glad they were able to help save the school from a potentially devastating fire.

“We’ve been through so much this school year,” Villauneva said. “From snow to floods and what could have been a major fire. It’s just a good feeling to know that we were able to help save our school from at least one unforeseen event.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Bayleigh Swanton, Writer

My name is Bayleigh Swanton and I have three brothers, one sister, a three legged dog and my heart is almost as big as my family.

Trinity Norwood, Photo Editor

I like sappy romance movies... Thats about it.
Also, Erika Lynette Cook is my bestie for the restie>>>

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Bears save the day

    Bear of the Week

    Bear of the Week: Tyler Comeaux

  • Bears save the day

    Bear of the Week

    Bear of the Week: Nyah Patel

  • Bears save the day

    Opinions

    Staff member sees the world a little differently

  • Bears save the day

    Showcase

    Football team advances to playoffs

  • Bears save the day

    Bear of the Week

    Bear of the Week: Cam Davis

  • Bears save the day

    Features

    LCM alum strives to make difference

  • Bears save the day

    Features

    Student section gains newfound spirit

  • Bears save the day

    Bear of the Week

    Bear of the Week: Lakin Adkins

  • Bears save the day

    News

    Band to compete at State this week

  • Bears save the day

    Showcase

    Senior to compete at state cross country meet

Navigate Right
The student newspaper of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School
Bears save the day