Lights Out At A TISD Middle School;Classes Dismiss Early - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

5/2/07-Tyler

Lights Out At A TISD Middle School;Classes Dismiss Early

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. cnelson@kltv.com 

Powered by Frankly