movie where staircase collapses during fire drill

I saw this on TV when I was a little kid (probably between 2001-2005). I think it was a black&white movie, or possibly a TV episode, and it was in English. I don’t remember the plot, but I distinctly remember a scene in a classroom where the fire alarm rings and the teacher tells the students that there’s a fire drill and they have to go downstairs. There’s a close-up shot of one of the stairs with the kids’ feet walking on it, and the bolt slowly loosening from the wall until the stair collapses. Offscreen, there are crashing sounds and sounds of yelling, and the scene fades to black. The next scene is a funeral for the children who died. Later in the movie/episode, a man is giving a heartfelt speech and he mentions the staircase collapse and the death of the children. Please help me figure out what this is! It’s been bothering me for 15 years and I can’t find anything about it.

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