- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) - Salisbury officials say there have been hundreds of fire code violations at Livingstone College in the past four years.

Fire Chief Bob Parnell has written the school’s board of trustees saying he’s never seen so many violations that have not been addressed.

City Manager Doug Paris told the city council this week that the school has had more than 1,000 fire code violations and accumulated more than $63,000 in unpaid fines.

Paris says more than two-thirds of the 260 fire calls to the school in the past two years have been false alarms.

Livingstone President Jimmy Jenkins says he was blindsided by accusations that the college is not cooperating. Problems include failed fire alarms, unsafe locked or blocked fire exits and the failure of students to exit during alarms.



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