Lights out, Wednesday, at a Tyler middle school. Classes had to be canceled for the day.
Hubbard Middle School students were sent home at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. A lightning strike from yesterday's storms faulted an underground cable and was going to take some time to repair.
Parents filed in a long line, waiting to pick up their kids.
"[Parents] are required to show a photo ID so therefore we know who we're releasing the student to and verifying who they are. That is just a safety precaution," says TISD Police Chief Rex Brown.
"It wasn't really scary. I thought it was like a temporary thing. I thought it was going to come back in an hour, but it didn't," says 6th grader Kara Wang.
Power was restored at 4 p.m. the same day. TISD says classes will resume Thursday.
Christine Nelson reporting. email@example.com
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