"Tuesday afternoon, there was a power outage in the area and that effected the main breaker at the school. Once the main breaker was disabled, our staff and contractor worked to figure out the problem and a part was ordered. It traveled up from LA and arrived overnight and early this morning while our contractors were working on it they realized the part didn't quite fit. It was the right part but the wrong connection," said Marcus Walton, the district's spokesperson.
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PG&E confirms there was an area-wide outage Tuesday because of equipment failure. Crews made repairs and power was restored by 10 p.m.
"Everything else around here came back up except Richmond High School. There was equipment at Richmond High that was no longer working after the outage," said Walton.
They don't know why but do not suspect foul play.
Richmond High School students wondering if they have school tomorrow- Here is your answer! They brought in a generator to turn on the lights for you- so yes, you have school tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/8mwFhKjIsn— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) March 7, 2019
Some students did not get the word that classes have been cancelled and showed up for school. Administrators say this is a good time for parents to check the numbers the school has on file.
"As long as parents have updated phone numbers and email addresses they were notified," Walton said.
Officials brought in a generator to power the school so classes can resume Friday.
A power outage at Richmond High School has forced the cancellation of classes today. PG&E is trying to figure out the cause. pic.twitter.com/L3UFpVltBa— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) March 6, 2019