Breaking News Bar
updated: 2/19/2013 7:35 PM

Wheeling High School classes, acitivities canceled after power outage

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

Wheeling High School canceled classes and most after-school activities Tuesday after a power outage left the school building without heat or electricity, officials said.

The only scheduled event expected to take place was the boys basketball games against Fremd High School, but the contest was moved to Fremd's homecourt in Palatine, according to a notice posted on the school website Tuesday afternoon.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

School officials decided to call off classes early Tuesday and send all students home because of the outage, said Venetia Miles, spokeswoman for Northwest Suburban High School District 214.

The power reportedly went out before 6 a.m., and by 7:30 a.m. district officials made the call to send students home, Miles said. Buses were brought back to help take home students who were already at school.

There are 1,900 students and 200 staff members at Wheeling High School. The other five District 214 high schools were not affected.

The temperature in Wheeling Tuesday morning was 15 degrees but felt below zero because of the wind chill, according to the National Weather Service.

The cause of the outage is still unknown, and ComEd worked throughout the day to restore power.

Miles said school is expected to reopen Wednesday.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here