Rooftop hide-and-seekers caught

Ashley Sutton

Rattling sounds detected by Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security sensors alerted the monitoring operator to suspicious activity at a Puget Sound area school, allowing officials to catch kids on the school’s roof January 7.

Operator Ashley Sutton received the impact-activated audio signal from the school about 3:30 in the afternoon.  She heard rattling sounds and called the school’s security guard.  While he was en route, Sutton heard children’s voices counting and thought they could be playing hide and seek.  She updated the guard.

The security guard found a group kids playing on the school’s roof and caught two of them.  The children were released to their parents.

According to the security guard, the kids were pulling on the school’s roof hatches to try and get inside.  No one entered the school and no damage was done to the building.