New Jersey state officials complete sprinkler exams at residential schools
The deadline for New Jersey's residential schools to install sprinklers in all dormitories has ended with most schools passing inspection.The state requirement to install sprinklers became a law after a deadly fire in 2000 killed three students at Seton Hall University.Failure to comply with the law may bring hefty fines and closures to the schools. Only five schools statewide have asked for and received a one-month extension to complete the work. The Rabbi Jacob Joseph School in Edison has been denied a request for a six-month extension. They have been fined $36,000 for their failure to comply. State officials say that fine will accrue until they pass inspection.