Classes will resume
"It's obvious that it's going to take some time to put power back to the campus directly," Spanjer said. "As such, we're beginning the process of considering alternatives."
Cause of the blast was unknown, but it occurred in a mechanical room that houses electrical breakers and equipment for the building's fire-suppression system and district-wide internet services, said Division Chief
"It was significant enough to basically decimate the interior of that room," Spanjer said. "It blew the doors out of the panels and moved the interior walls out and into the adjoining classrooms by a distance of 6 to 12 inches."
Those metal doors measured 7 feet by 10 feet, Hollander said.
No injuries were reported in the
"There wasn't supposed to be anyone there, except for the custodian, but we did do a thorough search just to make certain," he said.
Structural and electrical engineers and insurance adjusters were evaluating damage Thursday, Hollander said. A meeting was set late Thursday afternoon to discuss possible causes.
An electrical surge from the explosion tripped a fuse at the city's power station, knocking out electricity to about 600 customers, said
Mathers said the high school was disconnected from the city's electrical grid and power was restored elsewhere within an hour.
Automated calls began going to the
Power and communications systems, including phone and internet services, were restored to those sites Thursday, Padilla said.
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