School Day disrupted by Power Outage

Antonio Gamez
Co-Editor

Late Wednesday morning, areas of Fort Wayne went dark.

Alex Harper, sophomore, cranks a lantern Wednesday during the power outage. Harper's entire English class had to move to Mr. Doerffler's room during the blackout. Photo by Nol Beckley

Alex Harper, sophomore, cranks a lantern Wednesday during the power outage. Harper’s entire English class had to move to Mr. Doerffler’s room with windows during the blackout. Photo by Nol Beckley

On November 18, 2015, over 9,000 clients of Indiana-Michigan Power in Fort Wayne lost power. Northrop was among those clients, as 2nd period classes were disrupted

Students and staff were instructed to stay in their 2nd period classrooms. This caused 3rd and 4th period classes to be cancelled for the day.

Classes in rooms without windows were also instructed to transfer to neighboring rooms that had windows.

During the outage period, classes managed to stay busy, whether it be by completing homework assignments early or playing games.

The outage also affected Washington Center Elementary School and the Northern FWCS Transportation Center. Businesses surrounding Northrop, such as the Marathon Gas Station, also lost power.

The power outage at Northrop lasted until around 12:30pm.

Classes at Northrop quickly resumed after a modified lunch schedule. However, this didn’t stop select students from leaving school early.

 

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