During 4th period on Thursday, Oct. 25, the power in the school’s campus shut off suddenly. The blackout persisted for a period [this article will be updated periodically — 11:09 A.M.] and was reported by Assistant Principal for Student Affairs Mark Watson to be a county-wide event, affecting at least the Martinez Middle School and McKitrick Elementary School campuses. Assistant Principal for Administration Eddie Henderson reported that there was no time table for the restoration of power, but that TECO was working on fixing the issue. The school’s administration instructed the campus to continue the day to the best of their ability.
Check back for periodic updates on the progress of the blackouts.
11:45 Update: At 11:45 A.M. power returned to the school. No information available as to whether the other schools, and residential communities, have gotten power back.
Jake Bittle and Brandon Mauriello / A&E and News Editors