Panthers experience a power outage

Newbury Park’s power outage on Jan. 11 caused first and second period teachers at the high school to alter their agenda.

The first power outage started between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and lasted roughly ten minutes before the power came back on. Despite this, the internet still was not functioning and the school clocks were blank.

This sudden surge of power was short lived, however, because another power outage occurred just minutes after the power came back on. Electricity within the school ceased to work until 9:32 a.m., within the last 20 minutes of second period.

“With the power outage we could not make a PA announcement, (and) we couldn’t send an email because teachers might not have been able to access it,” Kelly Welch, assistant principal, said, “Administrators and campus supervisors were trying to go door to door and talk to teachers, and let them know what the plan was.” The principal kept in touch with the power company until the school’s electricity issue was resolved.

The cause of the power outage is yet to be released.

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