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Power outage closes Explore Knowledge Academy through Tuesday

Posted at 6:24 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 02:15:55-04

Classes at Explore Knowledge Academy are canceled through Tuesday due a power outage Thursday.

A power outage caused one of the school's transformers to blow and damage the air conditioning units and electrical system, filling one of the buildings with smoke. According to a post on the academy's Facebook page, "it was not a safe environment for students."

Students may reclaim their personal belongings when they return to school Tuesday.

All school work, including project deadlines, will be extended. Advisers are expected to notify students of deadline changes.

Explore Knowledge Academy is located near Mountain Vista Street and Russell Road. According to the school's website, around 800 students kindergarten through 12th grade attend the schoo.k,