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Coney Island School To Get Fire Alarms Fixed By Start of Next School Year

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A Coney Island school will finally get its fire alarms fixed almost two years after Hurricane Sandy.

The Department of Education says the alarms at P.S. 90 are expected to be back in full service by September when the new school year starts.

As things currently stand, school monitors stand guard and are expected to blow whistles in the event of a fire, one of about a half dozen schools affected by Sandy who still resort to that system.

The DOE says all schools that had fire watchmen will have their alarms repaired by September 2014.

"It doesn't pass a laugh test, and it's outrageous, and it severely compromises the safety of the children and the staff working here," said City Councilman Mark Treyger of Brooklyn. "Now, I understand there was severe damage done right after the storm. There are certain temporary solutions to these types of situations, but 18 months is not temporary.

As a result of Hurricane Sandy, P.S. 90 is is also still working with a temporary boiler.

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