Power Restored at High School

After a two hour blackout, power was restored to the high school at 12:21 p.m., March 18.

The power went out at 10:22 a.m. after lights flickered on and off several times. According to a FirstEnergy map of current outages, the high school was one of approximately 1,196 customers that lost power.

During the power outage announcements made over the PA system instructed students and teachers to go about their daily schedules as usual. Lunch periods proceeded normally, and administrators worked to maintain order in the cafeteria. Lunch was served free to students, and lunch personnel attempted to ensure that no student received more than one entree. Food was still free during eight period lunch, even though power had been restored.

According to Principal Michael Griffith, the outage was caused by a transformer problem.  According to the First Energy website, less than 5 customers were affected in Shaker Heights.

Shortly after the power was restored, Griffith announced that First Energy had restored the power and use of a generator had not been necessary. He said the day would continue normally with a working bell system. The bells had not been functioning during the power outage, and the PA system was used.


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