Panicked anatomy department evacuated after Rockefeller fire alarm
Staff blamed it on a piece of burned toast
Confused students and staff, including nearly 200 gloved and coated anatomy students, were evacuated from the Rockefeller building on University Street earlier today.
The alarm blasted at 10:10am when fire alarms began to ring unexpectedly, though rumour has it a piece of burnt toast was to blame.
Firefighters rushed to the scene, and a team cautiously made their way into the building, forgoing protective gear in a heroic fashion.
Across the road students panicked at the prospect of perfectly dissected limbs being lost to the flames. Some were seen tearing up at the thought of never again seeing their coveted brachial plexus.
Rumours quickly spread with many saying it was a false alarm, yet senior sources suggested the hysteria may be down to “burned toast”.
Second year medic Henry Fisher said: “Passers-by stopped to take pictures of the spectacle of a flock of medical students, all huddled into a fretful mass covered in the remains of bodies and stinking of preservation fluid.”
Confirmation of the false alarm came at 10:30am and normal, dreary business was resumed soon after.