Transformer Fire Sends Staunton Students Home Early

School administrators at R.E. Lee High School in Staunton evacuated students at 9:30 a.m. due to a transformer fire.

The fire was caused by a lightning strike.

Officials sent the students home because half of the school building lost power, including the area where student's were preparing to take their end-of-the-year Standards of Learning exams.

Electricians will look at the damage Tuesday afternoon. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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