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Video: Squirrel pulls school's fire alarm

10:11 PM, Dec 7, 2011   |    comments
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On the video, the squirrel rushes into an elementary school in Ellenton and scales the wall. Five feet in the air, the squirrel hangs onto the lever to set off the fire alarm.

After an evacuation and investigation to find the culprit, security footage showed who was to blame.

That squirrel remains a legend in the Manatee County School District.

The famous troublemaker's actions were brought up at a school board budget meeting this week to justify a contingency fund for the district maintenance department.

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