Two 11-year-olds charged with pulling UTC fire alarm

Two 11-year-olds charged with pulling UTC fire alarm

June 8th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Holt Hall is one of many buildings on the UTC campus.

Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press.

Two 11-year-old boys were charged with making a false report and reckless endangerment this afternoon after a witness told police they pulled a fire alarm when there was no fire, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Holt Hall was evacuated when the alarm was pulled around 1:30 p.m., but no fire was found. A witness told UTC police officers that the two pulled the alarm. After talking with the boys, police charged them.

The boys were on campus as part of a summer program.