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Lightning Strike Damages Electrical System At Easton Elementary School

Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton received more than $30,000 in damage from a lighting strike in April.
Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton received more than $30,000 in damage from a lighting strike in April. Photo Credit: Courtesy SSES

EASTON, Conn. -- A lighting strike in April caused damage to the electric system at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton, damaging the air conditioning, the sewer pumps and the entry control system, according to the Easton Courier.

School administrators, who are working with the school's insurance company to cover the damage, didn't even realize the air conditioner was affected until the school turned it on last week, said the Easton Courier.

Officials said that three lighting strikes hit the ground near the school, causing the $30,000 in damage, added the Easton Courier.

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