Brief power surge interrupts internet access and usage
Students and staff alike were caught by surprise due to the abrupt loss of power this morning.
Although the exact cause is not known, several students thought the incident was a blackout. However, according to several security guards and hall monitors, it was simply a power surge.
“I don’t know for sure, but I heard on the walkie-talkies that Westar was going to be contacted because of the issue,” said one hall monitor.
During the short-lived event, all power went out across the school. Individuals lost connection to the school’s server. In some classrooms, access to the internet was not available until technology expert Scott Kersten was able to reset the system.
Within a matter of seconds, the generators came on and power was restored, and despite the sudden power surge, people were able to make light of the situation.
“When it happened, I was thinking to myself, ‘Did Thor just land on our roof?'” said teacher Zachary Helgesen.