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Elementary school in Morgan City to reopen following electrical issue

Posted: 3:33 PM, Sep 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-19 16:33:31-04
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An elementary school in Morgan City is set to reopen Friday following an electrical issue that closed the school on Thursday.

Assistant Superintendent Joseph M. Stadalis with the St. Mary Parish School Board say that Wyandotte Elementary will reopen Friday, September 20, 2019. That reopening comes after an inspection of all electrical circuits and HVAC units in the gym.

Officials say only one issue was found.

On Wednesday, a thermal protector device on a high intensity light fixture failed, which produced excessive heat resulting in a strong odor, according to Stadalis. The fixture was replaced and the gym deemed safe for students to return to school.