Marian Central Catholic struck by lightning, will be closed Tuesday

By Mary Chappell
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 9/9/2019 8:43 PM

A lightning strike Monday afternoon has forced Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock to cancel Tuesday classes.

The chimney of the school, 1001 McHenry Ave., was struck by lightning about 4:30 p.m., causing it to break apart and damage the roof and several gas lines, according to Lt. Zach Batty of the Woodstock Fire and Rescue District.


Student athletes were at the school for practice, but nobody was injured, Batty said.

A repair estimate wasn't available, but school officials said the damage was "extensive."

Article 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.