On Monday, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Fire and Building Safety inspected the three Brazil City Schools, Meridian, Forest Park and East Side Elementary.
"They reviewed our paperwork and inspected the fire alarms," Clay Community Schools Supt. Dan Schroeder said. "They determined the schools are safe."
According to Schroeder, Brazil City Fire Department officials normally look at schools and determine their safety. Where as Van Buren, Clay City and Staunton Elementary are routinely looked at by the state because they are out of the city jurisdiction.
"The state received a complaint and so they came to investigate," he said. "All of the schools under construction have been seen by the state, and they found no major safety protocols that were violated."
With rumors that have been circulating concern the safety of the schools, Schroeder is pleased to have the rumors put to rest.
"It feels good because the fire and safety alarms were tested during construction and now the state has come in with their OK," he said. "I hope this assures the public that the schools were safe when school year began and they are safe now."
Phone to calls to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Fire and Building Safety were not returned.