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FORT MYERS | Power outage at Riverdale High School for a couple of hours Tuesday

Lee County Schools
Posted at 8:57 AM, Oct 31, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla — Part of the Riverdale High School campus had no power to start the day Tuesday.

The Lee County School District says half of the campus was in the dark, but that the students were kept safe.

A district spokesperson says Florida Power and Light restored power just before 10 am.

Before that, the district said parents could not come get their children, because the power outage included the office area and staff could not confirm the identity of anyone who tries to check a student out.

"We will not risk the safety of a student by releasing them to someone we cannot confirm has been approved to pick them up at school," Lee County School District Spokesperson, Rob Spicker said.