Pounds 500 REWARD TO SHOP FIRE HOAXERS; FALSE ALARMS: Tough Action after 999 Crews Are Called out Four Times in One Night
Byline: By Lucy Lynch EDUCATION REPORTER
A pounds 500 bounty has been put on the heads of Coventry University students who set off fire alarms as a prank.
University bosses are offering the reward to any fellow student who "shops" a culprit.
The extraordinary measure follows a Friday night of shame for the city centre university.
Fire crews were outraged to be called out on four false alarms at the Priory Hall accommodation block.
Posters offering the cash rewards went up today at the hall in Priory Road.
University spokeswoman Katie Southwell said: "Reward posters offering pounds 500 to students who can identify the culprit have gone up.
"The university is taking all possible steps to identify the culprit or culprits."
It's university policy to fine students who set off the fire alarms without a good reason.
If they set a fire alarm off by mistake they are given a warning the first time.
If they carry on setting the fire alarms off by mistake they are fined increasing amounts of money. …