Power Outage Shuts Down School at Navarro Elementary *Update*

By: Nicole Morten Email
By: Nicole Morten Email


Power has since been restored to Navarro Elementary and officials tell News 3 school will resume as normal Wednesday morning.


"When I came here this morning I was like, why are the lights off and I saw a bunch of flashlights," says Orlando Guitron Jr., a student at Navarro Elementary School.

Orlando Guitron was not the only one at Navarro Elementary school who was greeted by darkness Tuesday morning.

"I was scared!” exclaims Kayla, a third grade student.

Officials with Bryan ISD believe the arctic weather that swept through the Brazos Valley overnight is the culprit behind the power outage.

"When we got to school this morning we noticed there was no power, no phone service,” says Sandy Farris, of the Bryan Independent School District.

Shortly after 8 Tuesday morning Farris says a mass phone call was sent out to parents.

"We did it in both English and Spanish and within minutes all of the parents who have students at Navarro Elementary school received the message,” Farris says.

“Come nine o'clock they had given me a call to let me know that the power was still out and to come and grab my boys," says Orlando Guitron Sr.

Cancelling school before it even started-- students like Richie Moten and Kayla couldn't be happier with that plan.

"I’m going to go home and go to sleep!"

But for Richie Moten, he has something else in mind.

"I'm going to go home and drink some hot chocolate and then I am going to go and play," says Moten.

While many others will be taking advantage of the day away from the books, Orlando Guitron Jr. says homework comes first.

"We're going to go back home and do homework that we've got to do," says Guitron.

But after that…

"Watch some movies and relax for the rest of the day," says Guitron Sr.

A day that does not come too often in the Brazos Valley--

"I think they are waiting for the snow, and who knows we may get some,” says Richard Rosas.

But when it does - emergency weather closings for these students are never a cause for complaints, rather an occasion to celebrate.

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