Power outage causes early dismissal of school

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN – A power outage that left about 1,000 people without electricity also caused Dearborn High School to send students home for the remainder of the day Sept. 29.

The school closed about 10:30 a.m. that day after the school and other neighboring buildings lost power.

It is unknown at press time what caused the outage.

According to Dearborn Public Schools spokesperson David Mustonen, power was restored 30 minutes after the outage. He said the outage happened when the students’ lunch hour was starting, and the school couldn’t feed them without electricity. He also said early estimates indicate the power came back about 1:30 p.m.

“Classes end at 2 (p.m.)” he said. “We didn’t want to have the students there all day with no power and no way to feed them.”

Classes resumed as scheduled the next day.

(Daniel Heraty can be reached at dheraty@bewickpublications.com.)