UPDATE @ 5:00 PM — Silverado High School will be open tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 3), and classes will proceed at the normal time. School officials said, “Crews have restored power to 95 percent of the campus at this time. In the event that some buildings remain without electricity tomorrow, staff will make the necessary accommodations for students. We appreciate the patience and support of our students, parents and staff as we dealt with this challenge today. The exact cause of the outage has yet to be determined.”
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A power outage has caused most of the Silverado High School campus to go dark and cold Monday morning.
Victor Valley Union High School District Officials told VVNG there is a partial power outage at Silverado this morning and they are working with SCE to identify and correct the problem.
“More than half of the classrooms on campus were without power at one point, but many classrooms have been brought back online. We hope to fully correct the problem soon, and we will provide an update as soon as possible,” stated Kris Reilly, Public Information Officer for VVUHS.
Several of the students on the campus contacted VVNG looking for answers and to share updates. Students reported they were being held in classrooms that were cold and with no heating source.
“Silverado students aren’t being released from their 1st period classrooms due to a power outage. Our classrooms are freezing and there’s a number of anemic students, including myself, in the classroom,” stated one student.
Students also reported they were instructed to remain in their 1st periods until 11:03 am before being dismissed to a lunch break.
Hoards of parents have shown up to the school’s attendance office and are waiting in line to pick up their students and take them home.
As of 11:00 am, the school remained opened and a decision to close the campus for the day had not been made.
This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.