Back in my jr. high days, during a fire drill I impulsively pulled one of the fire alarms on my way out the door (stupid - I know). Everyone gathered in their prearranged areas and waited for the alarm to stop sounding - only it didn’t stop.
After a few minutes the alarm was joined by the sound of sirens and soon the school was overrun with fire trucks. Then they were joined by cop cars. In short order it was like a scene from a disaster flick.
We were kept waiting on the street for close to an hour (can you imagine trying to keep order on 500+ kids for that long?!) and finally they silenced the alarm and shuttled us back in.
They conducted two assemblies where the lectured, scolded, and pleaded for someone to rat out the perpetrator. I don’t know if anyone saw, but no one told.
We didn’t have another fire drill that entire year.
I think you should turn yourself in. :)
Funny (for some) story. In HS before classes stared on a cold snowy winter day, a 6” sprinkler line decided it didn’t want to remain in one piece. The fire alarm went off, since classes hadn’t started yet, and several classes had big projects due that day we assumed that was the reason.
We found it fun and had a nice snowball fight, the people who were standing under the now broken sprinkler line and covered in nasty brown sprinkler water were not as amused.
You lucked out, big time. I remember city of Milwaukee had so many false alarms from the "inner city" they dusted the pull levers on all the street call boxes with a powdered dye which didn't show up under normal lighting but fluoresced purple under UV light. When water contacted the stuff it turned into indelible ink so washing your hands just spread it around more.
It worked so well outside the school system used it inside on the hallway drop boxes. False alarms dropped to near zero and stayed there.