Fourth Fall Explosion:Homecoming Bonfire Explodes At Mosley High School....LOL!
“We know that many people who live close to A. Crawford Mosley High School probably heard a loud and disturbing noise a short time ago. Everyone is safe and no students were in danger at any time. While lighting our traditional Homecoming bonfire, something in the fire caused an explosion. Deputies and firefighters were already on hand, in line with our customary safety protocols, and so they immediately jumped in to ensure the fire remained contained. We are investigating the cause of the explosion because we did not deviate from our usual bonfire lighting procedures. Again, we know the explosion was disturbing and we sincerely apologize to anyone who was concerned or scared as a result of the loud noise. We appreciate all of the calls and texts checking on us and our students, and we’re grateful that our usual safety protocols prevented anyone from being very close when the explosion occurred.”
Bonfire explodes in massive ball of flames at high school homecoming, Florida video shows
A large pile of wood sits in a massive fire pit on a grassy area before a Florida school resource officer walks up to and tosses in a small flame, video shows. There is a split second of stillness before a massive “boom.” Orange and red flames shoot toward the sky, throwing wooden pallets into the air. “Oh my god,” someone can be heard saying in the background of the video amid screams, cheers and whoops from onlookers. The video, which has gone viral on social media, shows the explosion at an annual homecoming celebration at A. Crawford Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Florida, on Oct. 5. No one was injured, but school officials called the incident “disturbing.” “Deputies and firefighters were already on hand, in line with our customary safety protocols, and so they immediately jumped in to ensure the fire remained contained,” officials said in a statement. “… Again, we know the explosion was disturbing and we sincerely apologize to anyone who was concerned or scared as a result of the loud noise.” The school, which is located about 100 miles southwest of Tallahassee and serves around 1,700 students, said that this year’s lighting of the homecoming bonfire “did not deviate from our usual bonfire lighting procedures.” The school resource officer who tossed in the first flame is a deputy with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and has lit the fire for the past seven years without incident, Sheriff Tommy Ford said in a statement. “We are not sure yet what caused the explosion, but take responsibility for the incident,” he wrote. “Safety precautions were in place to include the fire department on site and the students positioned at a safe distance behind a fence, that prevented injury or fire but it still should not have happened. Source