Burch Road School

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Burch Road School
--Sister Katie (talk) 18:35, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
Burch Road School

Raines Hills [69,17]

Simper Towers Wootton Square Farrer Grove
Mees Walk Burch Road School Breeden Way Police Department
Lyde Drive a carpark Freke Square

Basic Info:

  • Among the internal descriptions found in Schools:
    • "Half-finished work is scattered across the floor."
  • This building can be barricaded normally

Burch Road School was remedial (K-6) facility that had 18 class rooms and a multipurpose auditorium/indoor gym. The school was founded eleven years ago as part of the Raines Hills Educational Expansion Incentive, designed to relive pressure on the then over-crowded Hedford Way and Wetherell Row schools. The choice of location for Burch Road was divided between an empty lot south of the Goldsworthy building and where the school now stands. Malton City Council left the placement of the school up to the residents of Raines Hills, who chose the current location due to the proximity of the Breeden Way police station one street over in Pashenton.

Although the location was picked because the immediate area had low crime (due to the nearby police station), it turned out that the site was a blessing in disguise. On November 13th, 2002, a hostage situation of sorts took place when disgruntled gunman Breck Lanterman seized the one of the classrooms that his son attended, using a shotgun and a hunting knife to hold authorities at bay. It turns out that Lanterman was involved in a bitter divorce with his wife, then Jamie Lanterman, and was demanding equal custody of his son Gauge (at the time, Mrs. Lanterman had full custody of young Gauge, and Mr. Lanterman had been restricted to supervised visitation only).

The siege ended peacefully after three hours of phone negotiations with Mr. Lanterman, who surrendered without incident. Officers from the Breeden Way police station were credited with gaining quick control over the situation due to their fast response and immediately establishing communications with the then upset and confused Lanterman. The school was closed down for the remainder of that week, and then resumed operations the following Monday without any further incidents…until the breakout that is.

These days the school is an empty hulk that is often visited by an ex-firefighter (and Raines Hills resident) by the name of Darius Vandling. Apparently, both of Vandling’s children attended Burch Road School. According to a few of the survivors who have spoken with him, Vandling claims he was on duty on the other side of town when the breakouts began and could not get to his family for almost three full days. In addition, he says he already located his wife, who had been infected and was wandering Raines Hills with the rest of the living dead. Vandling claims he retired his beloved companion with his own fire ax before burying her in the back yard of their burned out house. He is still looking for his two children.

Barricade Policy

To be kept VSB, according to the Raines Hills Barricade Plan. Do not over-barricade.

Current Status

02/19/2010 - Nice school with plenty of things for survivor. It is very safe here and people can get in by the doors. Somebody has spraypainted Help us defend Malton! http://tinyurl.com/yhlphg8 onto a whiteboard. -- Travis Vercetty 14:29, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

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